Historical Events in October 1973

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1st Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 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

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8th NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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
  • 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

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12th Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 13th Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • 13th Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"

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13th "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek debuts at the New York Film Festival

  • 14th Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 14th Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic

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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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 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

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20th President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

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20th Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 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
  • 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