What Happened on September 11, 1973

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Chilean President Salvador Allende, the 1st elected Marxist president of a South America country, is deposed in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru, dies at 73

Salvador Allende (1908-1973)

President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, commits suspected suicide by shooting himself during a military coup at 65

1973 Highlights

About September 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
  • UK #1 Song: Young Love - Donny Osmond