On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Joeli Vidiri, Fijian rugby union winger (7 Tests Fiji, 2 New Zealand; Auckland RU, Barbarian FC), born in Nausori, Fiji (d. 2022)
  • Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
1973 Highlights

About November 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Photograph - Ringo Starr
  • UK #1 Song: I Love You Love Me Love - Gary Glitter