What Happened in June 1973

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jun 1 Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 1 Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
  • Jun 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Jun 3 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • Jun 3 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Men's French Open: Ilie Năstase beats Nikola Pilic (6-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 4 A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
  • Jun 7 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • Jun 8 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • Jun 9 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Jun 10 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
  • Jun 11 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
  • Jun 12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • Jun 12 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • Jun 12 Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • Jun 13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 14 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jun 15 "American Graffiti" opens in NYC
  • Jun 17 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • Jun 17 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
  • Jun 19 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
  • Jun 20 Juan Peron returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • Jun 20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • Jun 20 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • Jun 22 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
  • Jun 22 Skylab 2's astronauts land
  • Jun 22 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • Jun 23 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • Jun 23 World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
  • Jun 24 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
  • Jun 24 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Jun 25 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
  • Jun 25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • Jun 26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • Jun 26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • Jun 27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US
  • Jun 27 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
  • Jun 27 Uruguay suspends constitution
  • Jun 27 The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.
  • Jun 28 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 28 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa nuclear test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing
  • Jun 28 Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place
  • Jun 30 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • Jun 30 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • Jun 30 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 117

  • Jun 1 Jeffrey Schiebler, New Westminster BC, 10k/steeplechase (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 1 Ray Carey, US, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 1 Frederik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • Jun 1 Adam Garcia, Australian actor
  • Jun 1 Derek Lowe, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Heidi Klum, German supermodel, born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
  • Jun 2 Jayantha Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test left-arm spinner 1995)
  • Jun 3 Charles Emanuel, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 3 Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
  • Jun 4 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jun 4 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 4 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jun 4 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 5 Brady Smith, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 5 Clay Williams, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 5 Sean Moran, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 5 Lamon Brewster, American boxer
  • Jun 5 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • Jun 5 Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
  • Jun 6 Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)
  • Jun 6 Jamie Wilson, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 6 Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 6 Olindo Mare, kicker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 6 Kat Swift, American politician (Green Party)
  • Jun 7 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 7 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 7 Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
  • Jun 8 Bryant Reeves, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jun 8 Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 8 Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
  • Jun 8 Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress
  • Jun 9 Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 9 Grant Marshall, Mississauga, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Jun 9 Orlondo Steinauer, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 9 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 9 Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • Jun 9 Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • Jun 10 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • Jun 10 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 10 David Friedman, actor (Jason-Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 10 Wade Miller, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer
  • Jun 10 Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • Jun 11 Lance Johnstone, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 11 Robby Kiger, Encino California, actor (Josh Fox-Crazy Like a Fox)
  • Jun 11 Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 12 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Jun 12 Jason Caffey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jun 12 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV)
  • Jun 12 Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
  • Jun 12 Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 13 Ines Gorrochategui, Cordoba Arg, tennis star (1991 Futures-Brindisi)
  • Jun 13 Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 13 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • Jun 14 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
  • Jun 14 Michael Cade, NJ, actor (Sylvester Winkle-California Dreams)
  • Jun 14 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 14 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Oly-B-98)
  • Jun 14 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jun 14 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • Jun 15 Dean McAmmond, Grand Cache, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Jun 15 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Neil Patrick Harris, actor (Doogie Howser MD), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Jun 15 Tore André Flo, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 15 Pia Miranda, Australian actress
  • Jun 15 Greg Vaughan, American actor
  • Jun 16 Shannon Myers, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 16 Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer
  • Jun 16 Eddie Cibrian [Edward Carl], American actor (Sunset Beach, Third Watch), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 17 Louis Leterrier, French film director
  • Jun 17 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
  • Jun 17 Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant
  • Jun 18 Rayna Stewart, safety/cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 18 Tracy Noonan, Lawrence Mass, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 18 Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower
  • Jun 18 Julie Depardieu, French actress
  • Jun 19 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Jun 19 Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 19 Josie Davis, actress (Charles in Charge) [or Jan 16]
  • Jun 19 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 20 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • Jun 21 Alyson Annan, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 21 Juliette Lewis, actress (Natural Born Killers, Cape Fear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Merlakia Jones, WNBA guard/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Jun 21 Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 22 Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 22 Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Jun 22 Lacy Goranson, Evanston Ind, actress (Becky-Roseanne)
  • Jun 22 Carson Daly, American television personality
  • Jun 23 Mark Larsen, Danish gallop jockey
  • Jun 23 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • Jun 24 Jere Lehtinen, Espoo Fin, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, Oly-bronze-98)
  • Jun 24 Michael Cheever, corner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 24 Alexander Beyer, German actor
  • Jun 24 Ji Jin Hee, South Korean actor
  • Jun 25 Milan Hnilicka, hockey goaltender (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • Jun 25 Rene Corbet, Victoriaville, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 25 Whitney Post, Wayland Mass, rower (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Jun 1 Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • Jun 1 Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Jun 4 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • Jun 5 Max Terhune, actor (Range Justice, Night Riders), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • Jun 8 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • Jun 10 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 17 Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66
  • Jun 18 Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), dies at 55
  • Jun 18 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84
  • Jun 19 Roger Delgado, actor (Adv's of Sir Francis Drake, Dr Who), dies at 55
  • Jun 21 Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
  • Jun 24 Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • Jun 26 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 26 Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 30 Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
  • Jun 30 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903)