What Happened on September 19, 1973

Historical Events

  • Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden

Baseball Record

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

  • 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? 49 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Angel Fingers - Wizzard