Historical Events in April 1973

  • 1st Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1st Japan allows its citizens to own gold
  • 1st John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
  • 1st OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent
  • 2nd CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
  • 2nd ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
  • 2nd Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 3rd The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
  • 5th NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
  • 5th Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • 6th Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • 6th Indies troops invade Sikkim
  • 6th Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn

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6th Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 6th US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
  • 6th Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • 6th Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • 7th Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
  • 7th Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • 7th 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg
  • 8th Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
  • 9th 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
  • 9th Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • 9th Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
  • 10th BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • 10th KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
  • 10th Pakistan suspends constitution
  • 12th France recognizes North Vietnam
  • 12th Sudan adopts constitution
  • 12th Swaziland suspends constitution
  • 14th Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal

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15th 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 17th 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • 17th German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

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18th US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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19th Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 19th Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
  • 19th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 20th Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit.
  • 20th Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • 25th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 26th "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • 26th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 27th KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 28th Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)
  • 29th Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 30th President Nixon announces the resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al

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30th Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 30th Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments