What Happened on September 12, 1973

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
  • Maximiliano Hernández, American actor (Mr. Mercedes; The Americans, 2013; Marvel Universe films), born in Brooklyn, NYC

Paul WalkerPaul Walker (1973-2013)

American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California

  • 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
1973 Highlights

About September 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 17 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