What Happened on November 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Famous Deaths

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