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

  • Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
1973 History

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 College/Pro Football HOF middle linebacker (Texas Tech; 7 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Miami Dolphins), born in Pampa, Texas
Born in 1973

About September 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brother Louie - Stories
  • UK #1 Song: Young Love - Donny Osmond