What Happened on November 16, 1973

Historical Events

Album Release

Apple Records releases John Lennon's fourth studio album, "Mind Games" in UK

  • Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

Historic Event

US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)

Famous Divorces

Isaac Asimov

Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
1973 Highlights

About November 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) - Eddie Kendricks
  • UK #1 Song: I Love You Love Me Love - Gary Glitter