September 1973 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Sep 1 Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • Sep 2 Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
  • Sep 2 Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
  • Sep 3 General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 4 William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
  • Sep 5 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • Sep 6 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • Sep 7 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • Sep 11 Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup
  • Sep 12 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
  • Sep 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 13 Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
  • Sep 13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • Sep 14 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
  • Sep 14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s

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Sep 14 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 15 Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • Sep 15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • Sep 15 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
  • Sep 15 OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • Sep 18 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • Sep 19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • Sep 19 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • Sep 19 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • Sep 19 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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Sep 21 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

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Sep 22 Henry Kissinge sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Sep 23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
  • Sep 23 Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
  • Sep 24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 25 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • Sep 26 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)
  • Sep 26 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
  • Sep 27 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • Sep 28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • Sep 29 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • Sep 29 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • Sep 29 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • Sep 30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 30 Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Troy Rudolph, production asst (Suburbanators, Viper)
  • Sep 16 Justin Haythe, American writer
  • Sep 18 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • Sep 21 Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • Sep 26 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 11 Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • Sep 21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at 89

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Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • Sep 30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)