On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1973

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • Jordan enters Yom Kippur war

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Emily in for Carol"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Dawkins, American NFL safety (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist, born in Hillsboro, Illinois
  • Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress (Ring), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Roger Lima [Manganelli], Brazilian ska singer and bassist (Less Than Jake), born in Porto Alegre
1973 Highlights

About October 13, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra