Historical Events for April 1973
Events 1 - 49 of 49
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
6th - Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
6th - US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
6th - Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
6th - Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
Baseball Player Roberto Clemente 7th - Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
7th - Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
8th - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
9th - 37th Golf Masters Championship: 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
LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 15th - 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
17th - 2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59
17th - 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03
17th - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.
18th - US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower
19th - Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
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
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 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 - Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
30th - Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
30th - Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments