On This Day

What Happened in November 1973

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Mysore is renamed Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Nov 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 2 OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
  • Nov 3 BYU receiver Jay Miller sets an NCAA football single game record with 22 catches (for 263 yards) en route to a 56-21 victory over New Mexico at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah
  • Nov 3 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
  • Nov 4 Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou
  • Nov 4 Mark Medoff's "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • Nov 4 The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
  • Nov 4 Chicago centre Stan Mikita registers his 1,000 NHL career point in the Black Hawks 5-3 loss to the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Nov 5 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • Nov 5 Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production

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Nov 6 James Bond film "Man With the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore begins filming

  • Nov 6 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • Nov 6 Coleman Young elected Mayor of Detroit

  • Nov 7 NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
  • Nov 7 US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • Nov 8 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
  • Nov 9 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
  • Nov 9 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 9 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 10 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)

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Nov 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th String Quartet premieres

  • Nov 13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances

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Nov 13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • Nov 14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins

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Nov 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • Nov 15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Nov 16 US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 16 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • Nov 17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • Nov 17 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
  • Nov 17 US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"

  • Nov 18 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • Nov 18 Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
  • Nov 19 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
  • Nov 19 New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years

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Nov 21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 21 US President Richard Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
  • Nov 22 Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo disbands
  • Nov 23 Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa
  • Nov 25 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders 8th Championship; defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
  • Nov 25 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
  • Nov 25 US cuts maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
  • Nov 26 Nixon's personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
  • Nov 27 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 27 Neil Simon's play "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

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Nov 27 US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 27 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls
  • Nov 28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • Nov 28 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • Nov 30 Firestone Professional Bowling World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAishwarya Rai

Nov 1 Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress and beauty queen (Miss World 1994), born in Mangaluru, India

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
  • Nov 2 Jason Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1,008 NHL games; NJ Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 2 Marisol Nichols, American actress (Riverdale), born in Rogers Park, Illinois
  • Nov 2 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Ben Graham, Australian Football League ruckman and executive (Geelong, Western Bulldogs) and NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals), born in Geelong, Victoria
  • Nov 2 Tobias Ringborg, Swedish violinist and conductor, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Ben Fogle, British broadcaster and author (Channel 5, BBC), born in London, England
  • Nov 3 Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician
  • Nov 3 Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • Nov 5 Alexei Yashin, Russian NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators), born in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Nov 5 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Nov 5 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 5 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 5 Daniella Westbrook, English actress (Sam Mitchell-EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London
  • Nov 6 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 6 Nell McAndrew, British model, born in Leeds, England
  • Nov 7 Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress (Sun-Lost), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 7 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Nov 8 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey defenceman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Nov 8 Nicole Teter, American 800m runner, born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 8 Vanesa Littlecrow, Puerto Rican cartoonist, dancer, writer and model, born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 9 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • Nov 9 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • Nov 9 Nick Lachey, American singer, born in Harlan, Kentucky
  • Nov 9 Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Nov 10 Cale Hulse, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 10 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Nov 10 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 10 Khiry Abdul Samad, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Nov 10 Patrik Berger, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 11 Jason Bowen, Canadian NHL defenceman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Port Alice, British Columbia
  • Nov 11 Terrance Shaw, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Marshall, Texas
  • Nov 12 Colin Morgan, Canadian 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 12 Keith Morgan, Canadian 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 12 Melanie Gaffin, American actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 12 Zahir Shah, Afghan cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner), born in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • Nov 12 Mayte Garcia, American dancer, born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Nov 12 Radha Mitchell, Australian actress, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 13 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Olympic 2 bronze-92, 96)
  • Nov 13 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 14 Dana Snyder, American voice actor
  • Nov 14 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • Nov 15 Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 15 Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
  • Nov 16 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 16 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Nov 16 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 16 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • Nov 16 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Nov 17 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 17 Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • Nov 18 Steve Christopher Petree, American pop singer (pc Quest- "After The Summer's Gone" ), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Nov 19 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Jamir Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 19 Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 19 Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer
  • Nov 19 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • Nov 20 Matthew Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 21 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 21 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Nov 21 Brook Kerr, American actress (Passions), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 21 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • Nov 22 Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)
  • Nov 22 Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Nov 22 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 22 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 23 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 24 Donny Brady, defensive back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 24 Kendel Shello, DL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 25 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Nov 25 Yatil Green, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 26 John Zimmerman, American pairs skater (with partner Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 26 Peter Facinelli, American actor (Fastlane), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 27 Jon Runyan, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 2011-15), NFL tackle (Tennessee Oilers), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 27 Samantha Harris, American model and host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • Nov 27 Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Nov 28 Jade Puget, American rock guitarist (AFI), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Nov 29 Craig Glassock, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 29 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Nov 29 Duane Butler, American football safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Trotwood, Ohio
  • Nov 29 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer, born in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Nov 29 Sarah Jones, American playwright, born in Winter Springs, Florida
  • Nov 30 Jay Hamilton, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 30 Ty Howard, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 30 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • Nov 30 Jason Reso (aka "Christian Cage"), Canadian professional wrestler

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Nov 14 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
  • Nov 30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), dies from a stroke at 66
  • Nov 3 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Nov 4 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 11 Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 11 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Nov 13 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 Mirra Richard [The Mother], French-born Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), dies at 95
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), dies from emphysema at 48
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • Nov 23 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • Nov 23 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • Nov 24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), stabbed to death in prison at 42
  • Nov 25 Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), dies of cancer at 45
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Nov 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • Nov 30 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws), dies at 35