On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1973

Historical Events


TurkeyOpening 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
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The Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul that connects the continents of Europe and Asia
The Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul that connects the continents of Europe and Asia
  • 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
  • Ellis Johnson, American NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Wildwood, Florida
  • Michael Oakes, English footballer, born in Northwich, England
  • Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster, born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
1973 Highlights

About October 30, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio