On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Campbell, British sprint athlete, born in Moss Side, Manchester, England
  • Martin Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ville St. Pierre, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestPaul Walker

Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California (d. 2013)

  • Tarana Burke, American activist, founder of #MeToo, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86