On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1973

Historical Events

  • Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1ΒΌ miles

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), dies at 90
  • Victor Jara, Chilean folk singer-songwriter, and political activist, killed by Augusto Pinochet's military interrogators at 40
1973 Highlights

About September 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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