On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1973

Historical Events

  • Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • Rebecca Lobo, American WNBA basketball center (Olympic gold, 1996; NY Liberty), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, dies at 71
  • Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), dies of cancer at 78
1973 Highlights

About October 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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