What Happened in April 1973

Historical Events

  • 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

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6th Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 6th US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
  • 6th Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • 6th Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 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

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15th 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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.

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18th US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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19th Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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
  • 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

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30th Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 30th Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 105

  • 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

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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)

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24th Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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8th Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 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)