What Happened on October 9, 1973

Historical Events

  • 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
  • Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • A. J. Ofodile, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Brandon Pollard, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer (Real España), born in El Progreso, Honduras
  • Dexter McCleon, American football cornerback (St Louis Rams), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Erin Daniels, American actress (The L Word), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • Steve Burns, American actor, television host (Blue's Clues, 1996-2002), and musician, born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania
  • Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
Born in 1973

Famous Divorces

  • Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

Famous Deaths

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe [Nubin], American gospel and R&B singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist ("This Train"; "Down By The Riverside"), dies of a stroke at 58

About October 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Half-Breed - Cher
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra