Today in History for April 1973

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
1st - Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1st - John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1st - OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent
2nd - CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
2nd - ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
2nd - Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
3rd - The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
5th - NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
5th - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
6th - Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
6th - Indies troops invade Sikkim
6th - Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
6th - Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
6th - US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
6th - Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
6th - Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 7th - Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
7th - Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
7th - 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg
8th - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
9th - 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
9th - Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
9th - Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
10th - BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
10th - KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
10th - Pakistan suspends constitution
12th - France recognizes North Vietnam
12th - Sudan adopts constitution
12th - Swaziland suspends constitution
14th - Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 15th - 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
17th - 2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59
17th - 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
17th - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.
18th - US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower
19th - Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
19th - Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th - Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit.
20th - Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 25th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
26th - "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
28th - Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)
29th - Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
30th - President Nixon announces the resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
30th - Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
30th - Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 104

1st - Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1st - Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)
1st - Christian Finnegan, American comedian
1st - Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
3rd - Kelly Price, Queens, NY, R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine)
3rd - Greg DeLong, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
3rd - Jim Campbell, Worchester Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
3rd - Kelly Lochbaum, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
3rd - Jamie Bamber, English actor
3rd - Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
4th - Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)
4th - Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
4th - Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
4th - Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
4th - Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
4th - David Blaine, American illusionist
4th - Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
5th - Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
5th - Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
5th - Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)
5th - Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
5th - Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
5th - Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
5th - Élodie Bouchez, French actress
Singer Pharrell WilliamsSinger Pharrell Williams (5th) 5th - Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
6th - Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
6th - Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
6th - Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
6th - Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
6th - Gina Yashere, English comedian
7th - Carole Montillet, French skier
7th - Ève Salvail, Canadian model
7th - Brett Tomko, American baseball player
8th - Alex Gonzalez, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
8th - Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
8th - Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, Auckland NZ, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96)
8th - Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
9th - Spenny Rice, Canadian Entertainer
10th - Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
10th - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
10th - Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
10th - Christopher Simmons, American designer
11th - Blake Brockermeyer, NFL tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
11th - Monica Chala, Miss Universe-Ecuador (1996)
11th - Reggie Tongue, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
11th - Jennifer Esposito, American television actor
12th - Antonio Osuna, Sinaloa Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
12th - Claudia Jordan, Miss USA-Rhode Island (1997, top 10)
12th - Pamela Polk, Berlin Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996)
12th - J. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
13th - Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
13th - Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
14th - Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
14th - Adrien Brody, American actor
14th - David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
15th - Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
16th - Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
17th - Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
17th - Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
17th - Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
17th - Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, tennis star
17th - Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
17th - Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)
17th - Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
18th - Derrick Brooks, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
18th - Haile Gebrselassie, Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
18th - James "Jamie" Koven, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
20th - Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
20th - Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
20th - Todd Hollandsworth, Dayton OH, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
20th - Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
21st - Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
22nd - Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
22nd - Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
22nd - Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
22nd - Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
23rd - Derek Armstrong, NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
23rd - Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
24th - Eric Snow, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
24th - Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
24th - Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
24th - Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
Cricketer Sachin TendulkarCricketer Sachin Tendulkar (24th) 24th - Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
24th - Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
24th - Gabby Logan, British television presenter
25th - Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
25th - Barbara Rittner, Krefeld German FR, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
25th - Paige Gordon, North diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
25th - Wes Martin, Calgary Alta, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd)
25th - Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
26th - Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
26th - Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
26th - Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
26th - Chris Perry, English footballer
27th - Andre Govan, Culver City California, actor (Monster Squad)
28th - Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
28th - Marc[us] Blake Schneider, Lubbock TX, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
28th - Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
28th - Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
28th - Elisabeth Röhm, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

18th - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1st - Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
2nd - Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
5th - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
7th - Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
Painter Pablo PicassoPainter Pablo Picasso (8th) 8th - Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91
11th - Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69
13th - Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
14th - Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
14th - Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
20th - Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
21st - Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66
21st - Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
23rd - Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
26th - Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
27th - Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
27th - Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72
27th - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
28th - Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62
28th - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
29th - Manfred Gurlitt, composer, dies at 82
30th - Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75
30th - Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)

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