Historical Events in 1973 (Part 4)

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  • Oct 20 Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
  • Oct 20 OPEC oil embargo begins

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

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

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Oct 20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 20 US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
  • Oct 20 Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
  • Oct 20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • Oct 21 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
  • Oct 21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 21 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • Oct 21 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
  • Oct 22 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • Oct 22 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
  • Oct 23 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica
  • Oct 23 UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
  • Oct 23 Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president
  • Oct 23 Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands
  • Oct 24 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
  • Oct 24 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • Oct 24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • Oct 25 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
  • Oct 25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • Oct 25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • Oct 26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • Oct 26 President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
  • Oct 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 26 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
  • Oct 27 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • Oct 27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
  • Oct 28 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
  • Oct 28 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
  • Oct 30 The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time
  • Oct 31 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter
  • Nov 1 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Nov 1 The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .

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Nov 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 2 OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
  • Nov 3 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
  • Nov 4 Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou
  • Nov 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 M Medoff's "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • Nov 4 The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
  • Nov 5 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • Nov 5 Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production
  • Nov 6 "Man With the Golden Girl" begins shooting
  • Nov 6 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • Nov 6 Coleman Young elected Mayor of Detroit
  • Nov 7 NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
  • Nov 7 US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • Nov 8 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
  • Nov 9 Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
  • Nov 9 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 9 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 12 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th String Quartet premieres
  • Nov 13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances

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Nov 13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • Nov 14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
  • Nov 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner
  • Nov 15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Nov 16 US Presidennt Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 16 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • Nov 17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • Nov 17 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
  • Nov 17 US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
  • Nov 18 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • Nov 18 Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
  • Nov 19 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
  • Nov 19 New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years

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Nov 21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 21 US President Richard Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
  • Nov 22 The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • Nov 23 Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa
  • Nov 25 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
  • Nov 25 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
  • Nov 25 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos
  • Nov 25 Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
  • Nov 26 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
  • Nov 27 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year

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Nov 27 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

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Nov 27 US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 27 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls
  • Nov 28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • Nov 28 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • Nov 30 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman
  • Dec 1 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

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Dec 1 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

  • Dec 1 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
  • Dec 1 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
  • Dec 1 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Dec 2 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington, D.C. opens
  • Dec 2 US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96
  • Dec 3 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • Dec 5 Cubs' Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
  • Dec 5 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 5 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 6 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
  • Dec 6 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew
  • Dec 6 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)
  • Dec 7 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • Dec 7 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
  • Dec 7 Wings release "Band on the Run"
  • Dec 8 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • Dec 8 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
  • Dec 9 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Dec 9 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
  • Dec 9 St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • Dec 9 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
  • Dec 9 Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries

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Dec 10 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Dec 11 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
  • Dec 11 NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
  • Dec 11 Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
  • Dec 11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czech
  • Dec 12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • Dec 12 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
  • Dec 13 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • Dec 13 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
  • Dec 15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • Dec 15 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • Dec 15 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
  • Dec 15 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
  • Dec 15 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
  • Dec 16 O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season
  • Dec 16 US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
  • Dec 17 Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
  • Dec 18 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
  • Dec 18 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres
  • Dec 19 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 19 Grenada adopts constitution
  • Dec 20 AL pres Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
  • Dec 20 Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms

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Dec 20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Dec 21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Dec 21 3rd Fiesta Bowl: #10 Arizona State beats Pittsburgh, 28-7
  • Dec 22 OPEC Gulf Six decides to raise the posted price of marker crude from $5.12 to $11.65 per barrel effective January 1, 1974
  • Dec 23 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • Dec 23 French Caravelle airliner crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
  • Dec 24 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
  • Dec 24 District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • Dec 25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • Dec 25 The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • Dec 25 Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Dec 26 Horror film "The Exorcist" starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
  • Dec 26 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
  • Dec 26 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
  • Dec 27 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • Dec 28 US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • Dec 28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
  • Dec 28 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union
  • Dec 28 Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
  • Dec 30 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
  • Dec 30 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10
  • Dec 30 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10
  • Dec 31 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear
  • Dec 31 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23