On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • 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, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26