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
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

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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)

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9th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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 Pres 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 "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 Kissinger, 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).

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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