August 12, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

Birthdays in History

  • Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
  • Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, Iranian Shia cleric, son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, born in Najaf, Iran

Deaths in History


Person of interestKarl Ziegler

Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)