On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4 - fastest Kentucky Derby ever

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Hedberg, Swedish ice hockey coach and goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Muhsin Muhammad, American football wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Tina Yothers, American actress (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California