What Happened in September 1973

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 1 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Sep 1 Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • Sep 2 Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
  • Sep 2 Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
  • Sep 2 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 3 General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
  • Sep 5 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Sep 5 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • Sep 5 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • Sep 6 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • Sep 7 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • Sep 7 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • Sep 8 Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Sep 8 Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • Sep 8 93rd Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7-6, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 9 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 9 93rd Men's U.S. Open: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 10 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • Sep 11 Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup
  • Sep 12 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
  • Sep 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • Sep 13 Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
  • Sep 13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • Sep 14 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
  • Sep 14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 15 Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • Sep 15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • Sep 15 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
  • Sep 15 OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • Sep 16 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Sep 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 18 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • Sep 19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • Sep 19 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • Sep 19 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 19 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • Sep 19 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

  • Sep 21 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Sep 22 "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • Sep 22 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • Sep 22 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Henry Kissinge sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Sep 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 23 Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
  • Sep 24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 24 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • Sep 25 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • Sep 25 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 26 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Sep 26 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 27 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • Sep 28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • Sep 29 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • Sep 29 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
  • Sep 29 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
  • Sep 29 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • Sep 30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • Sep 30 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • Sep 30 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 30 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 30 Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Gillian Boxx, Fontana CA, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 1 Trent Bray, NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 1 Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
  • Sep 1 J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • Sep 1 Zach Thomas, American football player
  • Sep 1 Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • Sep 2 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 2 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • Sep 3 Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 3 Chen Hsiao-Fen, Miss Universe-Taiwan ROC (1996)
  • Sep 3 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Sep 3 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 3 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • Sep 4 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 4 Stacy Sanches, playmate (Mar, 1995), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 5 Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Sep 5 Paddy Considine, English actor
  • Sep 6 Greg Rusedski, tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 6 Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
  • Sep 7 Sam Couch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 7 Shannon Elizabeth, American actress
  • Sep 8 Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Sep 8 Jason Downs, actor (Bobby-Hairspray)
  • Sep 8 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • Sep 9 Mike Schlegel, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 9 Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 9 Todd McMillon, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 9 Troy Rudolph, production asst (Suburbanators, Viper)
  • Sep 9 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
  • Sep 10 Ghada Shouaa, Syria, heptatlete (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 10 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • Sep 11 Fred Thomas, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 12 Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • Sep 12 Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California

  • Sep 13 Brian Evans, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Sep 13 Philip Dulebohn, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer
  • Sep 13 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 13 Christine Arron, French runner
  • Sep 13 Kelly Chen, Chinese singer
  • Sep 14 Terrell Fletcher, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 14 Tony Bui, Vietnamese film director
  • Sep 14 Linvoy Primus, English footballer
  • Sep 14 Mike Ward, Canadian comedian
  • Sep 15 Julie Cox, English actress
  • Sep 16 Clint Peay, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Sep 16 Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
  • Sep 16 Justin Haythe, American writer
  • Sep 16 George Corrie, English Footballer
  • Sep 17 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 17 Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
  • Sep 17 Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • Sep 18 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 18 James Marsden, American actor
  • Sep 18 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • Sep 18 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Sep 19 Nick Colgan, Irish footballer
  • Sep 19 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • Sep 20 Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
  • Sep 21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 21 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 21 Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • Sep 23 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 23 Michelle Tolson, Miss America-NH (1997), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sep 23 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
  • Sep 24 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Sep 24 Eddie George, American football player
  • Sep 25 Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)
  • Sep 25 Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Sep 25 Bridgette Wilson, Gold Beach, Oregon, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison)
  • Sep 25 Bridget Marquardt, American model
  • Sep 26 David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Sep 26 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • Sep 26 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • Sep 26 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • Sep 27 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 27 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Sep 27 Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake)
  • Sep 28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • Sep 28 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
  • Sep 29 Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Sep 17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • Sep 6 William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • Sep 11 Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 60
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Sep 15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 20 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • Sep 21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at 89
  • Sep 23 Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • Sep 30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)