On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1973

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

Boxing 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, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996; 4 x All-American), born in Fontana, California
  • J. D. Fortune [Jason Bennison], Canadian rock singer (INXS, 2005-11) born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • Ram Kapoor, Indian actor (Kasamh Se), born in Jalandhar, India
  • Zach Thomas, American football middle linebacker (7 × Pro Bowl 1999–2003, 05, 06; 5 × First-team All-Pro 1998, 99, 2002, 03, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pampa, Texas
1973 Highlights

About September 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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