What Happened on October 18, 1973

Historical Events

  • Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
  • Judd Woldon & Robert Britten's musical"Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC for 847 performances
  • Nobel prize for Economic Sciences awarded to American Wassily Leontief

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetrious Maxie, CFL defensive end (Toronto Argonauts)
  • John Baldwin Jr, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Leo Strauss, German-American political philosopher, dies at 74
  • Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), dies at 60
1973 Highlights

About October 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Angie - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra