On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1973

Famous Birthdays

  • Efren Ramirez, American actor
  • Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 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? 47 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra