Events in History in August 1973

  • Aug 1 H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • Aug 1 Munson and Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
  • Aug 3 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
  • Aug 3 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
  • Aug 5 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kill 3 injure 55
  • Aug 5 USSR launches Mars 6

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Aug 8 US Vice President Spiro Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Aug 9 USSR launches Mars 7
  • Aug 10 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
  • Aug 12 WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
  • Aug 14 US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • Aug 15 Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens
  • Aug 15 David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London
  • Aug 15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Aug 17 Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one
  • Aug 19 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Aug 22 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
  • Aug 23 Intelsat communications satellite launched
  • Aug 24 John Adams & his bass drum become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
  • Aug 25 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Aug 25 Zambia adopts constitution
  • Aug 26 University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
  • Aug 28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • Aug 28 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Aug 28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • Aug 31 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony