What Happened in 1973 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 763

  • 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

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ 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

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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

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Sep 20 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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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

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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

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

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Sep 23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Oct 1 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • Oct 3 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • Oct 4 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 5 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • Oct 6 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • Oct 7 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Oct 7 Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
  • Oct 7 24th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 16 points

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Oct 8 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Oct 8 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • Oct 8 OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail.
  • Oct 9 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • Oct 9 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
  • Oct 9 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
  • Oct 10 US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 11 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
  • Oct 11 Héctor José Cámpora is elected President of Argentina
  • Oct 11 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Oct 13 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • Oct 13 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • Oct 14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • Oct 14 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • Oct 14 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
  • Oct 15 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • Oct 15 Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
  • Oct 16 Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • Oct 16 Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
  • Oct 16 Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
  • Oct 16 Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
  • Oct 16 The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
  • Oct 17 OPEC oil ministers agree to use oil weapon in Arab-Israeli War, mandate cut in exports, and recommend embargo against unfriendly states
  • Oct 18 "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • Oct 18 Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
  • Oct 18 Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for Economic Sciences awarded to American Wassily Leontief
  • Oct 19 Ringo releases "Photograph"
  • Oct 19 Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,252

  • May 21 Noel Fielding, British comedian
  • May 22 Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • May 22 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • May 22 Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 22 Leslie Ratliffe, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • May 22 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • May 23 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • May 24 Karim Alami, Morocco, tennis star
  • May 24 Ville Peltonen, Vantaa FIN, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose)
  • May 24 Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
  • May 25 Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 25 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 25 Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)
  • May 25 Josee Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • May 25 Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires Arg, tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles)
  • May 25 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
  • May 25 Demetri Martin, American comedian
  • May 25 Molly Sims, American model and actress
  • May 25 Daz Dillinger, American hip-hop performer
  • May 27 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • May 28 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 28 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 29 Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 29 Etdrick Bohannon, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • May 29 Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • May 29 Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • May 29 Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county California, playmate (Oct, 1992)
  • May 29 Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  • May 29 Anthony Azizi, American actor
  • May 29 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
  • May 30 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
  • May 30 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 30 Jennifer Darst, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 30 Steve Charbonneau, CFL defensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 30 Leigh Francis, British comedian
  • May 31 Dominique van Roost, Verviers Belg, tennis star (1995 Futures-GBR)
  • May 31 Marty Janzen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 31 Tyrone Williams, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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