On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1973

Historical Events

Opening of the Bosphorus Bridge

The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time

Sports History

Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award


Famous Birthdays

  • Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • Michael Oakes, English footballer, born in Northwich, England
  • Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster, born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, dies at 77
1973 Highlights

About October 30, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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