What Happened on October 20, 1973

Historical Events

TV Show Appearance

Mariette Hartley appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the episode "Have You Met Miss Dietz?"

  • The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes call letters to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate, Massachusetts
  • US President Nixon accepts the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus as they refuse orders to discharge Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, in what has become known as "The Saturday Night Massacre"; after the resignations, Acting Attorney General Robert Bork fires Cox

Sports History

US President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe to have been the greatest athlete of the 1st half of the 20th century

1973 History

Famous Weddings

William Shatner

Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (42) weds Marcy Lafferty; divorce in 1996

About October 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 1 day
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