November 1973 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Indian state of Mysore is renamed Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu
  • Nov 2 OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
  • Nov 3 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
  • Nov 4 Mark Medoff's "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nov 15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 12 Mayte Garcia, American dancer, born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Nov 19 Ryukishi07 [real name unknown), Japanese mystery writer (When They Cry series), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 19 Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 19 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • Nov 29 Sarah Jones, American playwright, born in Winter Springs, Florida

Weddings in History

  • 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)

Divorces in History

Isaac Asimov

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

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • Nov 11 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), known as "The Mother", dies at 95
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • 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 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)