Historical Events in 1973 (Part 4)

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Sports History

Oct 23 19 year old American tennis star Chris Evert retains her WTA Tour Championship at Boca Raton, Florida; beats Nancy Richey Gunter 6-3, 6-3 in the final

  • Oct 23 Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands

Agreement of Interest

Oct 23 Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge John Sirica

  • Oct 23 UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
  • Oct 23 Yankee GM & President Lee MacPhail named AL president
  • Oct 24 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike

Music History

Oct 24 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone

  • Oct 24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • Oct 25 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
  • Oct 25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris

Sports History

Oct 25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell

  • Oct 26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • Oct 26 President Nixon releases first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
  • Oct 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 26 Wings release single "Helen Wheels"
  • Oct 27 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • Oct 27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
  • Oct 28 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)

Historic Event

Oct 28 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, designed by architect B. V. Doshi, inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Opening of the Bosphorus Bridge

Oct 30 The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time

Sports History

Oct 30 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award

  • Oct 31 Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter
  • Oct 31 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Mysore is renamed Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu
  • Nov 1 Jerry Livingston and Mack David's musical "Molly", starring Kaye Ballard, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances

Television Premiere

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

  • 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 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 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 Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou
  • Nov 5 Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production
  • Nov 5 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • Nov 6 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • Nov 6 Coleman Young elected Mayor of Detroit

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Album Release

Nov 9 Columbia Records releases "Piano Man", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's second studio album

  • Nov 9 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
  • Nov 9 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
  • Nov 10 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)

Album Release

Nov 11 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's second album "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle"

Music History

Nov 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th String Quartet premieres

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

Sports History

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

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

Sports History

Nov 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

  • Nov 15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • Nov 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
  • Nov 16 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • Nov 17 Teri Garr plays new nurse, Lt Suzanne Marquetten, on "The Sniper" episode of TV series M*A*S*H
  • 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 Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
  • Nov 18 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders 8th Championship; defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
  • 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

Theater Premiere

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

  • Nov 27 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • Nov 28 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 Firestone Professional Bowling World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman

Album Release

Nov 30 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run" in the UK

  • Dec 1 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

Davis Cup

Dec 1 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Cleveland, Ohio: Rod Laver and John Newcombe beat American pair Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead, (ends 5-0); 23rd Cup title for Australia

Golf Tournament

Dec 1 Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings

  • Dec 2 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) opens in Landover Maryland; NBA's Washington Bullets beat Seattle SuperSonics, 98-96 in opening game; arena demolished 2002
  • Dec 2 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Cleveland: After clinching a famous victory the previous day, Australians Rod Laver and John Newcombe finish a 5-0 rout of the US with wins over Stan Smith and Tom Gorman
  • Dec 3 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • Dec 5 Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • Dec 5 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run" in the US
  • Dec 6 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
  • Dec 6 Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro Agnew who resigned over corruption allegations
  • Dec 6 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)
  • Dec 7 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • Dec 8 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • Dec 8 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)

Sports History

Dec 8 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 3rd consecutive season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win over Dutchman Tom Okker in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Dec 9 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Dec 9 Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries
  • Dec 9 NFL St. Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • Dec 9 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland

Pro Wrestling

Dec 10 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak, to become WWWF champ for 2nd time

Sports History

Dec 10 First time since 1885, tennis has 2 top male players - Americans Stan Smith and Jimmy Connors

  • Dec 11 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed for the death of 19 year old woman
  • Dec 11 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises

Historic Event

Dec 11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia

  • Dec 12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • Dec 12 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
  • Dec 13 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • Dec 13 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
  • Dec 15 American kidnap victim John Paul Getty III freed after ransom paid by oil tycoon grandfather John Paul Getty
  • Dec 15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • Dec 15 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
  • Dec 15 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
  • Dec 15 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

Sports History

Dec 16 O.J. Simpson becomes 1st NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a season

  • Dec 17 Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
  • Dec 18 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
  • Dec 18 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres
  • Dec 19 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 19 Grenada adopts constitution

Sports History

Dec 20 AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees

  • Dec 20 Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms

Sports History

Dec 20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

  • Dec 21 3rd Fiesta Bowl: #10 Arizona State beats Pittsburgh, 28-7
  • Dec 21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Dec 22 OPEC Gulf Six decides to raise the posted price of marker crude from $5.12 to $11.65 per barrel effective January 1, 1974
  • Dec 23 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • Dec 23 French Caravelle airliner crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
  • Dec 24 District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • Dec 24 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200

Film Premiere

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

  • Dec 25 Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise

Football Awards

Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins his second award for best European football player ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller

  • Dec 25 The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • Dec 25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • Dec 26 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours

Film Premiere

Dec 26 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blair, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

  • Dec 26 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
  • Dec 27 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • Dec 28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby

Historic Publication

Dec 28 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union

  • Dec 28 Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
  • Dec 28 US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • Dec 30 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)

AFC Championship

Dec 30 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders, 27-10

  • Dec 30 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys, 27-10
  • Dec 31 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23
  • Dec 31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles
  • Dec 31 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear