Historical Events in September 1973

  • 1st 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1st George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1st Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • 2nd Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
  • 2nd Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
  • 2nd Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 3rd General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA

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3rd Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 4th William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
  • 5th "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 5th 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • 5th Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • 6th New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • 7th Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • 7th Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • 8th Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

8th Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 8th Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • 8th "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • 8th 93rd Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7-6, 5-7, 6-2)
  • 9th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 9th 93rd Men's U.S. Open: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)

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10th Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 10th NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • 11th Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup
  • 12th 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
  • 12th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 13th ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 13th Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
  • 13th Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 14th Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
  • 14th Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 14th US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
  • 15th Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • 15th Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • 15th Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
  • 15th OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • 16th "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances

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16th Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 16th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 18th German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • 19th Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 19th Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • 19th NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • 19th Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • 19th USSR performs underground nuclear test

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20th Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

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20th Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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21st Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

  • 21st NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

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21st Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 22nd "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 22nd 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • 22nd Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers

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22nd Henry Kissinge sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 23rd Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
  • 23rd Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • 23rd Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
  • 24th Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 24th St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • 25th 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • 25th Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
  • 26th Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)

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26th Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 26th Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

27th Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 27th Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • 27th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 28th Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • 28th ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 29th "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 29th "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • 29th Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
  • 29th Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
  • 29th Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • 30th 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • 30th 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 30th Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 30th Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
  • 30th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 30th Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager