Today in History for January 1973

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
1st - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
1st - 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
1st - 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
1st - 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
1st - 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
3rd - George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
5th - Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
5th - Netherlands recognizes German DR
6th - "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
7th - "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
7th - British Darts Organisation founded in North London
7th - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
7th - Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 7th - US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
7th - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
8th - "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
8th - Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
8th - Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
8th - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
9th - Luna 21 launched, to Moon
10th - Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
10th - For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
11th - American League adopts designated hitter rule
11th - Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
11th - Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
13th - "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
13th - Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
14th - Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
14th - Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
14th - Dancer Roy Castle measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
14th - 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
15th - 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
15th - Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
15th - Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
15th - Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
16th - NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
16th - USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
17th - City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
17th - New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
18th - Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
18th - Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
Actor, Comedian John CleeseActor, Comedian John Cleese 18th - John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
20th - A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
21st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
21st - Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
22nd - George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
22nd - Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
22nd - US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
23rd - 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
23rd - Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
23rd - Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
23rd - US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman 23rd - Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
24th - Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
26th - Belgium government of Leburton forms
27th - UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
27th - US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
27th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
27th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
28th - "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
28th - Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
28th - Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
28th - Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
28th - In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland
Actor Marlon BrandoActor Marlon Brando 28th - 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brandon, & Liv Ullmann win
30th - 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
30th - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
30th - KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
30th - 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 108

1st - Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
1st - Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
1st - Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1st - Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1st - Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
2nd - Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
2nd - Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
2nd - Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
2nd - Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
2nd - Lucy Davis, British actress
2nd - Will Kirby, American actor
3rd - Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
3rd - Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
4th - Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
4th - Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
4th - Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears)
4th - Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
4th - Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
5th - Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys)
6th - Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
7th - Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
7th - Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
7th - Ricky Wood, Van Nuys California, diver (Olympics-96)
7th - Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
7th - Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
8th - Mark Knight, English sound designer
9th - Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
9th - Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
9th - Sean Paul, Kingston Jamaica, reggae singer
10th - Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
10th - Glenn Robinson, NBA forward (Milw, Olympics-gold-96), born in Gary, Indiana
10th - Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
10th - Ryan Drummond, American voice actor
11th - Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
11th - Rahul Dravid, cricket batter (prolific Karnataka, Tests for India 96)
11th - Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress
11th - Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
12th - Greg Morton, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King)
12th - Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
12th - Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
12th - Hande Yener, Turkish singer
13th - Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
13th - Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
14th - Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
14th - Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
14th - Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
14th - Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
15th - Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
15th - Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
15th - Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
16th - Josie Davis, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19], born in Los Angeles, California
16th - Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
16th - Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
17th - Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
17th - Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
17th - Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
18th - Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
18th - Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
18th - Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
18th - Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
19th - Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
19th - Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
19th - Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
20th - Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
20th - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
20th - Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
21st - Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
21st - Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
21st - Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
22nd - Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
22nd - George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
22nd - Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
22nd - Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
22nd - Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
22nd - Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
23rd - Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
23rd - Lanei Chapman, American actress
24th - Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
24th - Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
24th - Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
24th - Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
25th - Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
25th - Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
25th - Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
25th - Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
25th - Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
25th - Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
25th - Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
25th - Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
26th - Mark Brook, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
26th - Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
26th - Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)
26th - Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka
27th - Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
27th - Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
28th - Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
28th - Jerome Allen, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
28th - Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
28th - Robert Braknis, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
29th - Darnell Stephens, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Michael CaineActor Michael Caine (8th) 8th - Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

5th - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
11th - Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
11th - Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
15th - Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
15th - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
15th - Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
16th - Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
17th - Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
19th - Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
20th - Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
20th - Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson (22nd) 22nd - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
23rd - Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
23rd - Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
24th - Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
24th - J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
24th - Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
26th - Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
26th - Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
26th - Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
28th - John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
29th - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
29th - Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
30th - Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
31st - Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77

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