On This Day

June 1973 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Greek President 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 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

Historic Event

Jun 14 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

Meeting of Interest

Jun 18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon

Historic Event

Jun 20 Juan Perón 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 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 testifying before Senate Watergate Committee
  • Jun 25 Russian communist party leader Leonid 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 Uruguayan president Juan Maria Bordaberry dissolves parliament and heads a coup d'état - beginning of the civic-military dictatorship
  • Jun 28 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
  • Jun 28 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa nuclear test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Kevin Feige, American producer, President of Marvel Studios (2007-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 6 Kat Swift, American politician (Green Party)
  • Jun 12 Darryl White, Australian rules footballer (Brisbane Bears), born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Jun 21 Zuzana Čaputová, Slovakian politician and activist, President of Slovakia (2019-), born in Bratislava., Czechoslovakia

Weddings in History

Joe Clark

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)


Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Harvey S Firestone Jr, American tire manufacturer, dies at 75

Arna Bontemps

Jun 4 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Jun 4 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • Jun 4 Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, American ultra-light hiking pioneer and 1st woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone, dies of an apparent heart attack at 85
  • Jun 7 Christine Lavant, Austrian poet and writer (Das Kind), dies at 57
  • Jun 8 Gerald F. Bogan, U.S. Navy aviator and vice admiral who served in World War I & II, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Christine Bakker-van Bosse, Dutch feminist and pacifist, dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • Jun 10 William M. Inge, American playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian Bishop and Catholic Martyr, dies under Soviet imprisonment at 70
  • Jun 30 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68