On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
  • Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi

Famous Birthdays

  • Dida, Brazilian footballer, born in Bahia, Brazil
  • Gerald McBurrows, American safety (St Louis Rams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Priest Holmes, American running back (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Famous Deaths

  • Habib Rajab, South African trader and collector of oriental art who fought against a takeover of the Grey Street complex by White traders, dies at 58