On This Day

January 7, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • American poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • Mark Essex's mass shooting comes to an end after he is shot by police more than 200 times on the roof of New Orlean's Holiday Inn hotel. He killed nine people, including five policeman.