What Happened in July 1973

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 1 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • Jul 1 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Jul 2 James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA
  • Jul 2 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
  • Jul 3 Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
  • Jul 3 General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Jul 4 Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
  • Jul 4 CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms
  • Jul 4 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
  • Jul 5 Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • Jul 5 Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
  • Jul 5 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds
  • Jul 7 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 7 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)
  • Jul 7 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Jul 7 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • Jul 7 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • Jul 7 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • Jul 8 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • Jul 8 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • Jul 9 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jul 10 Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • Jul 11 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • Jul 12 A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • Jul 13 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0
  • Jul 13 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
  • Jul 14 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 14 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 15 Paul Getty III kidnapped
  • Jul 15 Ray Davies announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
  • Jul 15 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
  • Jul 16 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
  • Jul 17 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

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Jul 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • Jul 20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.

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Jul 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • Jul 21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • Jul 22 28th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • Jul 23 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
  • Jul 23 Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Jul 23 US President Richard Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 24 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • Jul 24 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 25 George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jul 25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • Jul 26 Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London
  • Jul 27 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • Jul 27 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • Jul 28 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 28 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer win Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 28 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
  • Jul 29 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
  • Jul 29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • Jul 30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0

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Jul 31 ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Jul 31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
  • Jul 31 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Malina Milson, Australian softball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 2 Peter Kay, British comedian
  • Jul 3 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 3 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 3 Fred Rodriguez, Bogota Colombia, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director
  • Jul 3 Patrick Wilson, American actor ( Angels in America), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jul 4 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 4 Gackt, Japanese singer
  • Jul 4 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 4 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
  • Jul 4 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • Jul 5 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 5 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Oly-gold-98)
  • Jul 5 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • Jul 5 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Jul 5 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • Jul 5 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • Jul 6 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 7 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • Jul 7 Troy Garity, American actor
  • Jul 7 Matt Mantei, American baseball player
  • Jul 7 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • Jul 8 Kathleen Robertson, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • Jul 9 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jul 9 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 9 Enrique Murciano, American actor
  • Jul 10 Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 11 Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands California, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
  • Jul 11 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 11 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • Jul 11 Andrew Bird, American musician
  • Jul 12 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 13 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 14 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jul 14 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • Jul 14 Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player
  • Jul 14 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • Jul 15 Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)
  • Jul 15 Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 15 John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
  • Jul 15 Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • Jul 16 Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)
  • Jul 16 Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
  • Jul 16 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
  • Jul 16 Tim Ryan, American politician
  • Jul 16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author
  • Jul 17 Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • Jul 17 Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
  • Jul 17 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
  • Jul 19 Angeline Putt, Miss Universe-Singapore (1996)
  • Jul 19 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Jul 19 Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor
  • Jul 20 Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 20 Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
  • Jul 20 Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Jul 21 Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
  • Jul 21 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • Jul 21 Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 22 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • Jul 22 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • Jul 22 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • Jul 23 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 23 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 23 Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player
  • Jul 23 Omar Epps, American actor
  • Jul 23 Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • Jul 24 Tasha Ebanks, Miss Universe-Cayman Islands (1996)
  • Jul 25 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
  • Jul 25 David Denman, American actor
  • Jul 25 Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • Jul 25 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
  • Jul 26 Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 26 Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 26 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld films), born in London
  • Jul 26 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
  • Jul 27 Amy Linn Duncan, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 27 Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jul 27 Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 27 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones)
  • Jul 27 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Jul 28 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • Jul 28 Scott Bloom, actor (Keys, Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 29 Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 29 Wanya Morris, [Squirt], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • Jul 30 Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
  • Jul 30 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jul 30 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • Jul 31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rico, spanish singer
  • Jul 31 Chandra North, American supermodel

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 4 British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
  • Jul 6 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)
  • Jul 28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56
  • Jul 2 George Macready, US, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • Jul 2 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Jul 2 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Jul 2 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 6 Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 6 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58
  • Jul 8 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
  • Jul 12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • Jul 18 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
  • Jul 19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 20 Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Jul 20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 23 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jul 26 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 28 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • Jul 29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65