On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1973

Famous Birthdays

  • Efren Ramirez, American actor
  • Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer

Famous Deaths

Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle & long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of Atherosclerosis at 76

  • Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), dies at 69
1973 Highlights

About October 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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