1973 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 447

  • Mar 29 US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • Mar 30 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
  • Apr 1 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
  • Apr 1 OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent
  • Apr 2 ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
  • Apr 2 Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • Apr 3 The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
  • Apr 5 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • Apr 6 Dock strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • Apr 6 Indian troops invade Sikkim
  • Apr 6 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
  • Apr 6 US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
  • Apr 6 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • Apr 6 Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • Apr 7 Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
  • Apr 8 Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
  • Apr 9 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • Apr 9 Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
  • Apr 10 BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • Apr 10 KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
  • Apr 10 Pakistan suspends constitution
  • Apr 12 France recognizes North Vietnam
  • Apr 12 Sudan adopts constitution
  • Apr 12 Swaziland suspends constitution
  • Apr 14 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
  • Apr 17 German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

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Apr 18 US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Apr 19 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
  • Apr 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 20 Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit.
  • Apr 20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • Apr 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 28 Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)
  • Apr 30 President Nixon announces the resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
  • 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
  • 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

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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

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 130 of 130

  • Oct 8 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
  • Oct 10 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71
  • Oct 17 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • Oct 18 Crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • Oct 18 Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60
  • Oct 18 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • Oct 21 Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
  • Oct 25 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
  • Oct 28 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • Nov 4 Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • Nov 11 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78

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Nov 13 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Nov 24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison
  • Nov 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)

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Dec 1 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Dec 6 Robert A Watson-Watt, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • Dec 17 Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
  • Dec 18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 20 Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • Dec 24 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
  • Dec 25 Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 26 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74