Historical Events in March 1973

  • 1st Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
  • 1st Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
  • 2nd "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
  • 3rd "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 4th 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • 5th Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 6th In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)
  • 7th Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
  • 7th Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

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8th Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 8th Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
  • 8th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • 10th BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
  • 10th Morocco adopts constitution
  • 10th 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74

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11th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 13th Syria adopts constitution
  • 13th "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 13th Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC
  • 14th Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
  • 16th Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
  • 16th OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

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17th Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 17th St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • 18th "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • 18th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • 19th Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"

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20th Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 20th NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings

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21st Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 23rd After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
  • 23rd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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23rd Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 24th Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
  • 24th Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title
  • 24th Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
  • 24th SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • 25th 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
  • 25th Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • 25th Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
  • 26th 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
  • 26th TV Soap "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS
  • 26th Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • 26th UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
  • 27th Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
  • 27th Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession

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27th 45th Academy Awards - "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

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29th Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 29th US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • 30th Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
  • 31st Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

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31st Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 31st 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins