What Happened on September 2, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

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)

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

British author (The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81


1973 Highlights

About September 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 5 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: Young Love - Donny Osmond