What Happened in 1973 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 763

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Aug 1 H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • Aug 1 Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 George Brett gets his 1st hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 2 "American Graffiti" directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • Aug 3 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
  • Aug 3 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
  • Aug 5 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • Aug 5 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
  • Aug 5 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 USSR launches Mars 6

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 6 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Aug 8 US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.
  • Aug 9 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
  • Aug 9 USSR launches Mars 7
  • Aug 10 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve

  • Aug 12 Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens
  • Aug 12 WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • Aug 14 US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • Aug 15 Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens
  • Aug 15 David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London
  • Aug 15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Aug 16 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island
  • Aug 17 Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 18 Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 19 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • Aug 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
  • Aug 22 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Aug 23 Intelsat communications satellite launched
  • Aug 24 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • Aug 24 John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium
  • Aug 25 Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
  • Aug 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 25 Zambia adopts constitution
  • Aug 26 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • Aug 26 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 26 University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
  • Aug 26 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
  • Aug 28 "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • Aug 28 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
  • Aug 28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • Aug 28 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • Aug 31 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • Aug 31 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
  • 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
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
  • Sep 8 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,252

  • Apr 18 Haile Gebrselassie, Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Apr 18 James "Jamie" Koven, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Apr 20 Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Apr 20 Todd Hollandsworth, outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 20 Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
  • Apr 21 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 22 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • Apr 22 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 23 Derek Armstrong, NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Apr 24 Eric Snow, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Apr 24 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Apr 24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Apr 24 Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • Apr 24 Gabby Logan, British television presenter
  • Apr 25 Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Apr 25 Barbara Rittner, Krefeld German FR, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
  • Apr 25 Paige Gordon, North diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 25 Wes Martin, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 25 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
  • Apr 26 Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
  • Apr 26 Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Apr 26 Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
  • Apr 26 Chris Perry, English footballer
  • Apr 27 Andre Govan, Culver City California, actor (Monster Squad)
  • Apr 28 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 28 Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Apr 28 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 28 Elisabeth Röhm, American actress
  • Apr 28 Jorge Garcia, American actor
  • Apr 28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • Apr 28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), born in Konstanz, West Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 29 David Belle, French physical educator
  • Apr 30 Akon, American R&B Singer
  • May 1 Curtis Martin, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • May 1 Frank Beede, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 1 Oliver Neuville, German footballer
  • May 2 Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
  • May 2 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
  • May 3 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
  • May 3 Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 4 Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 4 Matthew Barnaby, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 4 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
  • May 4 Michelle Martinez, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 4 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • May 5 Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)
  • May 5 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • May 5 Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • May 5 Tina Yothers, Whittier California, actresss (Jennifer-Family Ties)
  • May 6 Clay Williams, OL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 6 Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • May 6 Wendy Ward, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 7 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
  • May 7 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • May 7 Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
  • May 8 Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
  • May 8 Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • May 9 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • May 10 Jerome Williams, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 10 Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
  • May 11 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 11 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 11 Patrick Sapp, NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 11 James Haven, American actor
  • May 12 MacKenzie Astin, actor (Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Stefano Margoni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • May 12 Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
  • May 12 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • May 13 Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Boise Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1996)
  • May 13 Michelle Mouser, Miss USA-Ohio (1997)
  • May 14 John Davis, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • May 14 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • May 14 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • May 14 Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • May 14 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • May 15 Suzannah Bianco, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96), born in San Jose, California
  • May 15 Vic"Tori"a Davey Spelling, actress (Donna-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Jason Acuña "Wee-Man", American television personality
  • May 17 Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 17 Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter
  • May 17 Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)
  • May 17 Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  • May 17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
  • May 18 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • May 18 David Bailey, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • May 18 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • May 18 Markus Brunner, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • May 18 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 18 Walter Scott, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 18 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • May 19 Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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