July 1973 in History

Events in History

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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 5 Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • Jul 5 Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
  • Jul 7 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • Jul 7 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Jul 7 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • Jul 7 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • 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 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers
  • 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
  • Jul 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • Jul 21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • Jul 23 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
  • Jul 23 Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Jul 23 US President Richard Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • Jul 26 Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London
  • Jul 28 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 28 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
  • Jul 29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • Jul 31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 7 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • Jul 14 Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player
  • Jul 16 Tim Ryan, American politician
  • Jul 20 Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Jul 22 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)

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Jul 23 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • Jul 25 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
  • Jul 26 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer

Weddings in History

  • Jul 4 British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 7 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • Jul 20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 23 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82

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Jul 25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)