May 1973 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
  • May 6 1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
  • May 8 Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
  • May 10 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
  • May 10 Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
  • 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 14 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
  • May 14 Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
  • May 14 US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
  • May 17 Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run
  • May 17 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings
  • May 17 US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado
  • 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 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
  • May 25 US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
  • May 26 Bahrain adopts its constitution
  • May 26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres
  • May 27 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
  • May 8 Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • May 12 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • May 25 Daz Dillinger, American hip-hop performer

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • May 14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • May 15 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
  • May 17 Alexander J Kropholler, Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • May 21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 26 Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 28 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 29 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 31 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89