June 1973 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
  • Jun 1 Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
  • Jun 3 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • Jun 4 A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
  • Jun 8 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • 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 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 14 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe

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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

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

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 19 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London
  • Jun 20 Juan Peron returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • 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 Skylab 2's astronauts land
  • Jun 22 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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 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 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 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
  • 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 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • Jun 30 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
  • Jun 6 Kat Swift, American politician (Green Party)
  • Jun 12 Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 17 Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75

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Jun 4 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Jun 4 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • Jun 9 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • Jun 10 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64
  • Jun 27 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
  • Jun 30 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903)