Historical Events for October 1973

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Events 1 - 77 of 77

1st - Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
1st - USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
3rd - Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
4th - Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
5th - Signature of the European Patent Convention.
6th - Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
7th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
7th - Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
7th - 24th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 16 points
8th - NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson
8th - Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
8th - OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail.
9th - 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
9th - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
9th - Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
10th - US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 10th - MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
11th - Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
11th - Héctor José Cámpora is elected President of Argentina
11th - MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
12th - Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
12th - Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP
13th - "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek debuts at the New York Film Festival
13th - Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
13th - Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"
14th - Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
14th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 14th - Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
15th - 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
15th - Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
16th - Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
16th - Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
16th - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
16th - Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
16th - The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
17th - OPEC oil ministers agree to use oil weapon in Arab-Israeli War, mandate cut in exports, and recommend embargo against unfriendly states
18th - "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
18th - Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
18th - Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC
18th - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief
19th - Ringo releases "Photograph"
19th - Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States
20th - Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
20th - OPEC oil embargo begins
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe 20th - President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century
20th - Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
20th - US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
20th - Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
20th - The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
21st - A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
21st - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
21st - Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
21st - 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
22nd - Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
22nd - Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
23rd - Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 23rd - UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
23rd - Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president
23rd - Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands
24th - Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
24th - John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
24th - Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
25th - Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
25th - Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
25th - SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
26th - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
26th - President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
26th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
26th - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
27th - 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
27th - Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
28th - Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
28th - Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
30th - Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
30th - The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
31st - Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
31st - Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter

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