Historical Events in 1973 (Part 2)

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  • Apr 7 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • Apr 7 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg
  • Apr 8 Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
  • Apr 9 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
  • Apr 9 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • Apr 9 Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
  • Apr 10 BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • Apr 10 KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
  • Apr 10 Pakistan suspends constitution
  • Apr 12 France recognizes North Vietnam
  • Apr 12 Sudan adopts constitution
  • Apr 12 Swaziland suspends constitution
  • Apr 14 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 17 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • Apr 17 German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 19 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 19 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
  • Apr 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 20 Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit.
  • Apr 20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • Apr 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • Apr 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 27 KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Apr 28 Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)
  • Apr 29 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 President Nixon announces the resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Apr 30 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
  • May 1 SF Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
  • May 3 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
  • May 4 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
  • May 4 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
  • May 4 Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • May 4 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
  • May 4 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • May 5 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
  • May 6 1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1
  • May 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • May 8 Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 9 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • May 10 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • May 10 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
  • May 10 Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
  • May 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • May 11 Dutch government of Uyl forms
  • May 11 Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
  • May 12 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • May 12 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • May 13 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • May 13 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • May 14 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
  • May 14 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • May 14 Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
  • May 14 US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • May 16 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar
  • May 16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • May 17 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • May 17 Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run
  • May 17 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • May 17 US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado
  • May 17 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
  • May 17 Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone
  • May 18 Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
  • May 19 "Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • May 19 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • May 19 98th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4
  • May 20 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 20 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • May 22 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
  • May 24 Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords.
  • May 25 Peronist Hector Campora installed as President of Argentina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • May 25 US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
  • May 25 26th Cannes Film Festival: "The Hireling" directed by Alan Bridges and "Scarecrow" directed by Jerry Schatzberg jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 26 Bahrain adopts its constitution
  • May 26 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
  • May 26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • May 26 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
  • May 26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres
  • May 27 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6
  • May 28 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • May 29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • May 30 17th European Cup: Ajax beats Juventus 1-0 at Belgrade
  • May 31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
  • Jun 1 Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
  • Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"
  • Jun 1 Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
  • Jun 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Jun 3 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • Jun 3 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Men's French Open: Ilie Năstase beats Nikola Pilic (6-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 4 A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
  • Jun 7 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • Jun 8 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • Jun 9 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Jun 10 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
  • Jun 11 Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession
  • Jun 12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • Jun 12 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • Jun 12 Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • Jun 13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 14 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jun 15 "American Graffiti" opens in NYC
  • Jun 17 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • Jun 17 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
  • Jun 19 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
  • Jun 20 Juan Peron returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • Jun 20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • Jun 20 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • Jun 22 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
  • Jun 22 Skylab 2's astronauts land
  • Jun 22 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • Jun 23 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • Jun 23 World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
  • Jun 24 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
  • Jun 24 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Jun 25 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
  • Jun 25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • Jun 26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • Jun 26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • Jun 27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US
  • Jun 27 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
  • Jun 27 Uruguay suspends constitution
  • Jun 27 The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.
  • Jun 28 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 28 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an ‘honourable’ one
  • Jun 28 Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place
  • Jun 30 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • Jun 30 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • Jun 30 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
  • Jul 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 1 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • Jul 1 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Jul 2 James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA
  • Jul 2 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
  • Jul 3 Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
  • Jul 3 General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Jul 4 Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
  • Jul 4 CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms
  • Jul 4 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
  • Jul 5 Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • Jul 5 Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
  • Jul 5 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds
  • Jul 7 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 7 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)
  • Jul 7 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Jul 7 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • Jul 7 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • Jul 7 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • Jul 8 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • Jul 8 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • Jul 9 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jul 10 Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • Jul 11 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • Jul 12 A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • Jul 13 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0
  • Jul 13 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
  • Jul 14 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 14 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers
  • Jul 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
  • Jul 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 15 Paul Getty III kidnapped
  • Jul 15 Ray Davies announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
  • Jul 15 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
  • Jul 16 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
  • Jul 17 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • Jul 20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron