1973 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 447

  • 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
  • Aug 1 H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • Aug 1 Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
  • Aug 3 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
  • Aug 3 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
  • Aug 5 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • Aug 5 USSR launches Mars 6
  • Aug 8 US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.
  • Aug 9 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
  • Aug 9 USSR launches Mars 7
  • Aug 10 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
  • Aug 12 WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
  • Aug 14 US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • Aug 15 Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens
  • Aug 15 David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London
  • Aug 15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Aug 17 Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one
  • Aug 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 22 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws

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Aug 22 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Aug 23 Intelsat communications satellite launched
  • Aug 24 John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium
  • Aug 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 25 Zambia adopts constitution
  • Aug 26 University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
  • Aug 26 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
  • Aug 28 "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • Aug 28 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
  • Aug 28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • Aug 28 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • Aug 31 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
  • 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
  • Sep 14 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
  • 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

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Sep 23 Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

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