Historical Events in June 1973

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jun 1 Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 1 Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
  • Jun 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Jun 3 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • Jun 3 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Men's French Open: Ilie Năstase beats Nikola Pilic (6-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 4 A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
  • Jun 7 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • Jun 8 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • Jun 9 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Jun 10 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
  • Jun 11 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
  • Jun 12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • Jun 12 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • Jun 12 Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • Jun 13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 14 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jun 15 "American Graffiti" opens in NYC
  • Jun 17 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • Jun 17 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
  • Jun 19 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
  • Jun 20 Juan Peron returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • Jun 20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • Jun 20 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • Jun 22 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
  • Jun 22 Skylab 2's astronauts land
  • Jun 22 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • Jun 23 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • Jun 23 World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
  • Jun 24 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
  • Jun 24 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Jun 25 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
  • Jun 25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • Jun 26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • Jun 26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • Jun 27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US
  • Jun 27 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
  • Jun 27 Uruguay suspends constitution
  • Jun 27 The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.
  • Jun 28 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 28 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa nuclear test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing
  • Jun 28 Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place
  • Jun 30 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • Jun 30 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • Jun 30 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse