What Happened on September 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Billy Martin fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers
  • Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien