What Happened on September 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Billy Martin is fired as Detroit Tigers manager due to continual differences with the front office; goes on to manage Texas, Oakland and NY Yankees (in 5 separate stints)
  • Netherlands win their first men’s hockey World Cup, 4-2 on penalties over India in Amstelveen, Netherlands

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