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 (The 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? 48 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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