Historical Events in July 1973

  • Jul 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 1 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61

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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 1 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
  • Jul 2 James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA
  • Jul 2 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
  • Jul 2 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • Jul 3 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

Jul 5 General Juvénal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda in a military coup d'état

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Jul 5 Test cricket debut of English umpire Harold "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds (66 Tests, 69 ODI)
  • Jul 7 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert 6-0, 7-5 for her 10th career Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

  • Jul 7 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Jul 7 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
  • Jul 8 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • 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 British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: American Tom Weiskopf wins wire-to-wire by 3 strokes from Johnny Miller and Neil Coles
  • Jul 14 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers

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Jul 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 15 John Paul Getty III kidnapped in Rome
  • Jul 15 Ray Davies announces his retirement from The 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

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Jul 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • Jul 20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act

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Jul 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific

  • Jul 21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • Jul 22 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
  • Jul 22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 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 24 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
  • Jul 24 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 25 George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jul 25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • Jul 26 Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London
  • Jul 27 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • Jul 27 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • Jul 28 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 28 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
  • Jul 29 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton
  • Jul 29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • Jul 30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • Jul 31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 5 months later
  • Jul 31 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose