What Happened in March 1973

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
  • Mar 1 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
  • Mar 2 "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
  • Mar 3 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • Mar 4 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • Mar 5 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • Mar 6 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)
  • Mar 7 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 7 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 8 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
  • Mar 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • Mar 10 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
  • Mar 10 Morocco adopts constitution
  • Mar 10 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
  • Mar 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
  • Mar 13 Syria adopts constitution
  • Mar 13 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • Mar 13 Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC
  • Mar 14 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
  • Mar 16 Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
  • Mar 16 OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • Mar 18 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • Mar 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Mar 19 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 20 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Mar 20 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Mar 23 After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Mar 24 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
  • Mar 24 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
  • Mar 24 SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • Mar 25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team
  • Mar 25 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
  • Mar 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • Mar 25 Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
  • Mar 26 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
  • Mar 26 TV Soap "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS
  • Mar 26 Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • Mar 26 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
  • Mar 27 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
  • Mar 27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

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Mar 29 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Mar 29 US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • Mar 30 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
  • Mar 31 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 31 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 127

  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Mar 1 Igor Murin, Trencin CZE, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Mar 1 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
  • Mar 2 John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 2 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • Mar 2 Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
  • Mar 2 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • Mar 3 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 3 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 3 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 3 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 3 Victoria Nika Zdrok, playmate (Oct, 1994), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 3 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 3 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 4 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 4 Len Wiseman, American director
  • Mar 5 Nicole Pratt, Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)
  • Mar 5 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • Mar 5 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • Mar 5 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Oly-96), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mar 6 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Mar 6 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 6 Terry Adams, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 7 Ray Parlour, English footballer
  • Mar 7 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • Mar 8 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 8 Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)
  • Mar 8 Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Mar 8 Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Mar 8 Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
  • Mar 8 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 David Prinosil, Olmutz Czech, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
  • Mar 9 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 9 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 10 Eva Herzigova, Litvinov Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra)
  • Mar 10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English footballer
  • Mar 10 John LeCompt, American guitarist
  • Mar 11 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 11 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 11 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 11 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 12 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Mar 12 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • Mar 13 Ann Coale, Miss USA-Maryland (1997)
  • Mar 13 Bobby Jackson, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 13 Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Mar 13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Mar 13 Trezelle Jenkins, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 13 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
  • Mar 14 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 15 Franca Fehlauer, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 16 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • Mar 17 Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • Mar 17 Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 18 Rob Johnson, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 18 Max Barry, Australian author
  • Mar 18 Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • Mar 19 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 19 Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
  • Mar 20 Jane March, Edgeware England, actress (Lover)
  • Mar 20 Nico Boje, cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
  • Mar 20 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Mar 20 Christopher Heinz, American businessman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Mar 20 Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor
  • Mar 20 Cedric Yarbrough, American actor
  • Mar 21 Chiou Hai Ta, Miss Taiwan ROC Universe (1997)
  • Mar 21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 21 Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
  • Mar 21 Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • Mar 21 Jerry Supiran, American actor
  • Mar 22 Dax Griffin, KS, actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach)
  • Mar 22 Joe Nedney, kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 22 Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer
  • Mar 23 David Vaughn, NBA forward (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • Mar 23 Igor Nikitin, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Mar 23 Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 23 Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 23 Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • Mar 23 Ninya Perna, Miss USA-Nevada (1997)
  • Mar 23 Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 23 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • Mar 23 Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
  • Mar 24 Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 24 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 24 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)
  • Mar 24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 24 Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Oly-G-98)
  • Mar 24 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • Mar 24 Jim Parsons, actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 25 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
  • Mar 4 Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 6 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • Mar 7 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • Mar 10 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • Mar 10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • Mar 12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • Mar 14 Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 15 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82
  • Mar 16 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93
  • Mar 26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • Mar 26 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
  • Mar 31 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68