Historical Events in August 1973

  • 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