Died On October 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 8. The list includes people like Franklin Pierce, John Hancock, Clement Attlee, Willy Brandt, Jayaprakash Narayan. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, actors and playwrights and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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John Hancock
(1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts)
John Hancock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1793

Merchant and statesman, John Hancock, served as the president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, owing to this position. A rich man, he used his wealth to support the colonial cause during the American Revolution. He also used his influence to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788.

 2 
Franklin Pierce
(14th President of the United States)
Franklin Pierce
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1869

Franklin Pierce was an American politician who served as the 14th president of the US. A northern Democrat, Franklin Pierce's actions leading up to the American Civil War are believed to have contributed to the commencement of the war. Scholars and historians rank Pierce as one of the least memorable and worst US presidents.

 3 
Whitey Ford
(Baseball player)
Whitey Ford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Munshi Premchand
(Novelist and Author)
Munshi Premchand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lamhi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1936
Indian author Dhanpat Rai Srivastava, better known by his pseudonym, Munshi Premchand, was one of the most celebrated Hindi-language writers of the 20th century. He initially wrote as Nawab Rai. Some of his greatest works include the novels Godaan, Idgah, and Karmabhoomi. He also wrote short stories and plays. 
 5 
Joan Hackett
(Actress)
Joan Hackett
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Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Y. A. Tittle
(American Football Player)
Y. A. Tittle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Al Davis
(American Football Coach and Executive & Former Owner and General Manager of the ‘Oakland Raiders’ of the NFL)
Al Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2011
Allen Davis was the general manager and owner of the NFL team Oakland Raiders for 39 years. He had also been the Raiders’ head coach. His motto,"Just win, baby," led the Raiders to win three Super Bowl titles. He also hired the first Black NFL head coach.
 8 
John Monash
(One of the Best Allied Generals of the First World War & the Most Famous Commander in Australian History)
John Monash
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 1931

John Monash was an Australian military commander during World War I. He played a major role in the Gallipoli campaign, which took place from February 1915 to January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula. John Monash is widely regarded as the most popular commander in Australian history and one of the most prominent allied generals of World War I.

 9 
Paul Prudhomme
(American Celebrity Chef)
Paul Prudhomme
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: July 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2015
 10 
Jayaprakash Narayan
(Indian Independence Activist Who is Remembered for Leading the Mid-1970s Opposition Against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi)
Jayaprakash Narayan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bihar, India
Died: 1979

Jayaprakash Narayan was a theorist, political leader, socialist, and Indian independence activist. Often referred to as the Hero of Quit India Movement, Jayaprakash Narayan was honored with the prestigious Magsaysay Award in 1965 for Public Service. He was posthumously honored with India's highest civilian award—The Bharat Ratna—in 1999.

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Yongzheng Emperor
(Fourth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1722 - 1735))
Yongzheng Emperor
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Birthdate: December 13, 1678
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1735

Yongzheng reigned over the Qing dynasty as its fourth Emperor from 1722 to 1735. He was also the third Qing emperor to reign over the Eighteen Provinces. Remembered for his hard-working nature, Yongzheng's most prominent objective was to come up with an effective government at minimum expense. Yongzheng, who cracked down on corruption, is credited with forming the Grand Council.

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Clement Attlee
(Former British Prime Minister)
Clement Attlee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Putney
Died: 1967

Clement Attlee was a British politician. As the Prime Minister of the UK, Attlee organized the granting of independence to Pakistan and India. in 1947. He also oversaw the independence of Ceylon and Burma. Regarded as one of the greatest prime ministers of the UK, Clement Attlee has been the subject of several plays and TV series. 

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Fernando Lamas
(Former Actor and Director)
Fernando Lamas
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Birthdate: January 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1982
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Willy Brandt
(Chancellor of Germany (1969 - 1974))
Willy Brandt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: 1992

Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician. From 1964 to 1987, he led the Social Democratic Party of Germany. From 1969 to 1974, Brandt served as chancellor of West Germany. In 1971, he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve reconciliation between the countries of Eastern Europe and West Germany.

 15 
Henri Christophe
(Former Haitian President Who Declared Himself the King of Haiti)
Henri Christophe
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Birthdate: October 6, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenada
Died: 1820

Former Haitian president Henry Christophe also declared himself the king of northern Haiti as Henry I. Apart from spending lavishly on building palaces for himself, he also restored soldier peasants and gifted plantations to military leaders. He eventually committed suicide by shooting himself, fearing a coup against him.

 16 
Prescott Bush
(Former United States Senator from Connecticut)
Prescott Bush
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1972

Prescott Bush was an American politician and banker. He is best remembered for his service as the US Senator from Connecticut from 4 November 1952 to 3 January 1963. Prescott Bush is also remembered as the father of former President George H. W. Bush.

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Jack Trice
(American football player)
Jack Trice
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hiram, Ohio, United States
Died: 1923
 18 
Jim Gilliam
(Baseball player)
Jim Gilliam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1978
 19 
Johnny Kidd
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Johnny Kidd
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, North London, England
Died: 1966

Johnny Kidd was an English singer and songwriter. He is best remembered for his association with the rock and roll group, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, where he was the lead vocalist. Thanks to one of his most popular songs, Shakin' All Over, Johnny Kidd was one of the few British rockers to achieve international fame before the Beatles.

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Eric Lomax
(British Military Officer and Author)
Eric Lomax
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 2012
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Richard Davies
(Actor)
Richard Davies
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Birthdate: January 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dowlais, Wales
Died: 2015
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Irina Demick
(Actress)
Irina Demick
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Birthdate: October 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pommeuse, Seine-et-Marne, France
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ram Vilas Paswan
(Indian Politician)
Ram Vilas Paswan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Khagaria, Bihar, India
Died: 2020
 24 
Kaloyan of Bulgaria
(Emperor of Bulgaria)
Kaloyan of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 1172 AD
Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: 1207
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Eduardo Ciannelli
(Actor)
Eduardo Ciannelli
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Birthdate: August 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ischia, Italy
Died: 1969
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ahmet Tevfik Pasha
(Former Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire)
Ahmet Tevfik Pasha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 11, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: 1936

Ahmet Tevfik Pasha had been the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire for 3 terms and was the last Ottoman to hold the post. He had also been the Ottoman Empire’s foreign minister. He supported revolutionary Mustafa Kemal’s nationalist movement which opposed the Allied occupation of Anatolia following World War I.

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Felix Salten
(Austro-Hungarian Writer and Literary Critic)
Felix Salten
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Birthdate: September 6, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1945

Best known for penning the children’s classic Bambi, Felix Salten was forced to flee Vienna during the Nazi regime and eventually settled in Switzerland. His books were banned in Austria after Germany annexed the country, but that didn’t dent his popularity as an author. He was a skilled hunter, too.

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Varsha Bhosle
(author, journalist)
Varsha Bhosle
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Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Nagpur
Died: 2012

Apart from being the daughter of legendary Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter, Varsha Bhosle was also a singer and journalist in her own right. She wrote for The Times of India and The Sunday Observer, among other publications. Four years after a failed suicide attempt, she shot herself to death.

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Grady Tate
(Musician)
Grady Tate
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2017
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Richard Hennessy
(Military personnel and Founder of Hennessy)
Richard Hennessy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1724 AD
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: 1800
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Hugh Scully
(Longest-Serving Presenter of the BBC Programme 'Antiques Roadshow' from 1981 to 2000)
Hugh Scully
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Birthdate: March 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
Died: 2015
 32 
Maria Konopnicka
(Polish Poet, Novelist and Children's Writer)
Maria Konopnicka
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 23, 1842
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
Died: 1910

Maria Konopnicka was a Polish poet, children's writer, novelist, translator, critic, journalist, and activist for Polish independence and women's rights. Counted among the most prominent poets of Poland's Positivist period, Maria Konopnicka first gained prominence after the publication of her poem In the Mountains. A number of memorials and statues have been erected across Poland in her honor.

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Clive Sullivan
(Welsh Rugby League Footballer)
Clive Sullivan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: 1985
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Miguel Grau Seminario
(Peruvian Naval Officer Who Played an Important Role in the Battle of Angamos)
Miguel Grau Seminario
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paita, Peru
Died: 1879

Miguel Grau Seminario was a Peruvian naval officer best remembered for his role in the Battle of Angamos, which was part of the War of the Pacific. Nicknamed Gentleman of the Seas, Miguel Grau Seminario is also remembered for his chivalrous and kind treatment of defeated enemies.

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Mongo Beti
(Cameroonian Author, Novelist and Political Essayist)
Mongo Beti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cameroon
Died: 2001

Cameroonian writer Mongo Beti is remembered for his controversial satirical novels such as Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba. Expelled from his missionary school in Mbalmayo for his vocal nature, he later studied at the Sorbonne. His works also spoke about colonialism, negritude, and the ill-effects of French Catholic missionary activities.

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William Mahone
(Former United States Senator from Virginia (1881 - 1887))
William Mahone
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 1, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1895

Engineer William Mahone wasn’t just a railway tycoon associated with the Norfolk–Petersburg Railroad but was also part of the Confederate Army. He was one of the major leaders of Virginia’s Readjusters, a coalition of African-Americans and financially backward whites. The US senator later sided with the Republican Party.

 37 
Emperor Fushimi
(92nd Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Fushimi
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Birthdate: May 10, 1265
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1317
 38 
Philip Chevron
(Irish Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, and Guitarist)
Philip Chevron
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2013
 39 
Jim Diamond
(Singer-songwriter)
Jim Diamond
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2015
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Albertina Walker
(Gospel singer)
Albertina Walker
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
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Harry Carney
(Saxophonist)
Harry Carney
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1974
 42 
William Edward Hanley Stanner
(Australian Anthropologist Known for Coining and Popularising the Term the 'Great Australian Silence')
William Edward Hanley Stanner
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Birthdate: November 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1981

Anthropologist William Edward Hanley Stanner contributed immensely to studies on Indigenous Australians. He was also one of the men behind the Canberra-based Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and taught at the Australian National University. An Aboriginal rights activist, he is said to have coined the term the Great Australian Silence.

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Constantine Andreou
(Was a Painter, Sculptor of Greek Origin)
Constantine Andreou
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 2007

Brazilian-born Greek-origin painter and sculptor Constantine Andreou initially worked as a carpenter in Athens and later focused on sculpting. A scholarship took him to France, where he established himself as a fine painter. Apart from introducing new techniques of painting, he also launched a foundation to help budding artists.

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Cola Di Rienzo
(Politician)
Cola Di Rienzo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1313 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1354
 45 
Filippo Lippi
(Painter)
Filippo Lippi
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Birthdate: 1406 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1469
 46 
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
(Ruler)
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
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Birthdate: July 15, 1401
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Quesnoy, France
Died: 1436
 47 
Gus Kahn
(Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Film score composer)
Gus Kahn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Koblenz
Died: 1941
 48 
Stylianos Pattakos
(Military Officer)
Stylianos Pattakos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crete, Greece
Died: 2016
 49 
Mikhail Alekseyev
(General)
Mikhail Alekseyev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: 1918
 50 
Gabriel Marcel
(French Philosopher, Playwright and Music Critic)
Gabriel Marcel
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Birthdate: December 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1973