On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1973

Historical Events

  • Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Frank Robinson, Angels OF, homers in record 32nd major league ballpark - Arlington Stadium (Arlington, Texas), against the Rangers

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Nick Colgan, Irish football goalkeeper, born in Drogheda, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot, The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), dies of a drug overdose at 26
1973 Highlights

About September 19, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo