On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV

Sports History

Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers

Baseball Record

Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

  • Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Court wins her 24th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Downs, American actor (KC Undercover, Hairspray), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
  • Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Famous Weddings

Bobby Orr

Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

1973 Highlights

About September 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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