What Happened in 1973 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 763

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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 test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an ‘honourable’ one
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,252

  • 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)
  • Mar 25 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 25 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • Mar 25 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • Mar 25 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • Mar 26 Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 26 Heather Goldenhersh, American actress
  • Mar 26 Larry Page, American search engine pioneer and co-founder of Google, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Mar 26 T.R. Knight, American actor
  • Mar 26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
  • Mar 27 Serge Tremblay, La Malbaie Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 28 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • Mar 28 Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler
  • Mar 29 Brad Bridgewater, US, 200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Mar 29 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 29 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Mar 29 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 29 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
  • Mar 30 Caroline Ramagos, Miss Mississippi USA (1996)
  • Mar 30 Kareem Streete-Thompson, 100m/long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • Mar 30 Melinda Penn, Miss British virgin islands Universe (1997)
  • Mar 30 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 30 [Kirk] Kareem Streete-Thompson, long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • Mar 30 Jan Koller, Czech footballer
  • Mar 30 Matthew Pritchard, Welsh Stuntman
  • Mar 30 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Mar 31 Vanessa Mambi, Miss Universe-Curacao (1996)
  • Mar 31 Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)
  • Apr 1 Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Apr 1 Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)
  • Apr 1 Christian Finnegan, American comedian
  • Apr 1 Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • Apr 3 Greg DeLong, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 3 Jim Campbell, Worchester Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • Apr 3 Kelly Lochbaum, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Apr 3 Jamie Bamber, English actor
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • Apr 3 Kelly Price, Queens, NY, R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine)
  • Apr 4 Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)
  • Apr 4 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
  • Apr 4 Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Apr 4 Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • Apr 4 Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Apr 4 David Blaine, American illusionist
  • Apr 4 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
  • Apr 5 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 5 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 5 Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)
  • Apr 5 Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 5 Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 5 Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Apr 5 Élodie Bouchez, French actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Apr 6 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 6 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 6 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • Apr 6 Gina Yashere, English comedian
  • Apr 7 Carole Montillet, French skier
  • Apr 7 Ève Salvail, Canadian model
  • Apr 7 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • Apr 8 Alex Gonzalez, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 8 Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Apr 8 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
  • Apr 9 Spenny Rice, Canadian Entertainer
  • Apr 10 Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
  • Apr 10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
  • Apr 10 Christopher Simmons, American designer
  • Apr 11 Blake Brockermeyer, NFL tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Apr 11 Monica Chala, Miss Universe-Ecuador (1996)
  • Apr 11 Reggie Tongue, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 11 Jennifer Esposito, American television actor
  • Apr 12 Antonio Osuna, Sinaloa Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 12 Claudia Jordan, Miss USA-Rhode Island (1997, top 10)
  • Apr 12 Pamela Polk, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996), born in Berlin Wisconsin
  • Apr 12 J. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
  • Apr 13 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 13 Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Apr 14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 14 Adrien Brody, American actor
  • Apr 14 David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
  • Apr 15 Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 16 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • Apr 17 Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 17 Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Apr 17 Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 17 Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, tennis star
  • Apr 17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Apr 17 Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Apr 17 Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Apr 18 Derrick Brooks, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 347 of 347

  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 13 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Nov 13 Lila Lee, actress (Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Nov 23 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • Nov 23 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • Nov 23 Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • Nov 24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45
  • Nov 25 Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • Nov 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • Nov 30 Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 1 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Dec 3 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67
  • Dec 3 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • Dec 4 Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Dec 6 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 6 Robert A Watson-Watt, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81
  • Dec 10 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • Dec 14 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 15 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 16 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies
  • Dec 17 Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 20 Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37
  • Dec 20 Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • Dec 22 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 22 Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Arthur Richardson, cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies
  • Dec 24 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
  • Dec 25 Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 26 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69
  • Dec 26 William Haines, actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 30 Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101