What Happened on September 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Gloucestershire beats Sussex by 40 runs in the Gillette Cup cricket final at Lord's to win their first major trophy since the Championship in 1877; South African all-rounder Mike Proctor stars with 94 and 2 for 37

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In his first title defence George Foreman retains his WBC & WBA heavyweight crowns when he KOs Jose "King" Roman of Puerto Rico in round 1 in Tokyo, Japan

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions

Famous Birthdays

  • Gillian Boxx, softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fontana, California
  • J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
  • Trent Bray, New Zealand 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Zach Thomas, American football player