On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1973

Historical Events

  • Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
  • Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Small, Scottish snooker player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • David Richie, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orange, California
  • Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper, born in Volos, Greece

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAnna Magnani

Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
  • Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81
1973 Highlights

About September 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra