Historical Events for Year 1973

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Jan 1st - Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
Jan 1st - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
Jan 1st - 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
Jan 1st - 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
Jan 1st - 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
Jan 1st - 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
Jan 3rd - George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
Jan 5th - Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
Jan 5th - Netherlands recognizes German DR
Jan 6th - "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
Jan 7th - "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
Jan 7th - British Darts Organisation founded in North London
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Jan 7th - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Jan 7th - Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
Jan 7th - US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
Jan 7th - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 8th - "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
Jan 8th - Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
Jan 8th - Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
Jan 8th - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
Jan 9th - Luna 21 launched, to Moon
Jan 10th - Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
Jan 10th - For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
Jan 11th - American League adopts designated hitter rule
Jan 11th - Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
Jan 11th - Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
Jan 13th - "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
Jan 13th - Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
Jan 14th - Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
Jan 14th - Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
Jan 14th - Dancer Roy Castle measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
Jan 14th - 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
Jan 15th - 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
Jan 15th - Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
Jan 15th - Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
Jan 15th - Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
Jan 16th - NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
Jan 16th - USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
Jan 17th - City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
Jan 17th - New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
Jan 18th - Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
Jan 18th - Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
Actor, Comedian John CleeseActor, Comedian John Cleese Jan 18th - John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
Jan 20th - A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
Jan 21st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
Jan 21st - Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
Jan 22nd - George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 22nd - Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
Jan 22nd - US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
Jan 23rd - 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
Jan 23rd - Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
Jan 23rd - Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman Jan 23rd - US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
Jan 23rd - Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
Jan 24th - Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 26th - Belgium government of Leburton forms
Jan 27th - UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
Jan 27th - US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
Jan 27th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
Jan 27th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
Jan 28th - "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
Jan 28th - Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
Jan 28th - Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 28th - Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
Jan 28th - In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland
Actor Marlon BrandoActor Marlon Brando Jan 28th - 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brandon, & Liv Ullmann win
Jan 30th - 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
Jan 30th - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
Jan 30th - KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
Jan 30th - 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
Feb 1st - Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 2nd - "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
Feb 2nd - Richard Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA; succeeded by James R Schlesinger (until July)
Feb 2nd - Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
Feb 3rd - Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
Feb 4th - "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
Feb 4th - Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
Feb 4th - Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec)
Feb 4th - Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
Feb 4th - British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland
Feb 4th - An International inspection team is sent to Vietnam to observe progress on the Paris truce agreement
Feb 5th - Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted
Feb 5th - Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
Feb 5th - Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
Feb 6th - "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
Feb 6th - 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
Feb 6th - 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
Feb 6th - Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
Feb 7th - 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
Feb 7th - Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
Feb 7th - The United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike to "re-establish some sort of Protestant or loyalist control over the affairs of the province"; loyalist paramilitaries forcibly tried to stop many people going to work and to close any businesses that had opened, North Ireland
Feb 8th - Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches" premieres in NYC
Feb 8th - Mushtaq & Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ
Feb 8th - Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
Feb 9th - Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
Feb 10th - 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
Feb 10th - 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
Feb 10th - Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
Feb 11th - 1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ
Feb 11th - 1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Feb 11th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
Feb 11th - Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
Feb 12th - 1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
Feb 13th - Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
Feb 13th - US dollar devalues 10%
Feb 15th - Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
Feb 15th - USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
Feb 16th - WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
Feb 17th - Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
Feb 18th - 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
Feb 18th - Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
Feb 18th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
Feb 18th - 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (157.205 MPH)
Feb 20th - 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
Feb 21st - Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
Feb 21st - Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
Feb 22nd - US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Wash DC
Feb 23rd - Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
Feb 25th - Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
Feb 25th - Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)
Feb 26th - Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard Feb 26th - 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win
Feb 27th - American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
Feb 27th - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
Feb 27th - White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3 year $750,000 contract
Feb 28th - Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
Feb 28th - Iraq and Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) reach an agreement on compensation for nationalization
Mar 1st - Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
Mar 1st - Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
Mar 2nd - "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
Mar 3rd - "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
Mar 4th - 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
Mar 5th - Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
Mar 6th - In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)
Mar 7th - Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
Mar 7th - Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Mar 8th - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
Mar 8th - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
Mar 8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 8th - 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 10th - BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
Mar 10th - Morocco adopts constitution
Mar 10th - 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
Mar 11th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
Mar 13th - Syria adopts constitution
Mar 13th - "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
Mar 13th - Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC
Mar 14th - Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
Mar 16th - Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
Mar 16th - OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

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