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 (23), Miss Colorado, crowned 46th Miss America

US Open Women's Tennis

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

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Downs, American actor (KC Undercover, Hairspray), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
Born in 1973

Famous Weddings

Bobby Orr

Canadian ice hockey superstar Bobby Orr (25) weds American speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

About September 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 16 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