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Events in History in 1973 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 403

  • Jul 13 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
  • 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
  • Jul 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act
  • 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 23 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
  • 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 25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • Jul 26 Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London
  • Jul 28 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 28 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
  • Jul 29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy

  • 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
  • Aug 1 H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • 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

AgreementContract of Interest

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
  • Sep 1 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Sep 1 Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • Sep 3 General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 4 William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
  • Sep 5 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • Sep 6 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 11 Chilean President Salvador Allende is deposed in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Sep 12 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
  • Sep 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 13 Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
  • Sep 13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • Sep 14 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
  • Sep 14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • Sep 14 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
  • Sep 15 Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • Sep 15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • Sep 15 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
  • Sep 15 OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • Sep 18 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • Sep 19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • Sep 19 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • Sep 19 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • Sep 19 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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Sep 21 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

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Sep 22 Henry Kissinger sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State, succeeds William Rogers

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Sep 23 Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
  • Sep 24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 25 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • Sep 26 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)
  • Sep 26 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
  • Sep 27 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • Sep 28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • Sep 29 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 1 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • Oct 3 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • Oct 4 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 5 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • Oct 6 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • Oct 7 Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
  • Oct 8 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • Oct 8 OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail.
  • Oct 9 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • Oct 9 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

  • Oct 9 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
  • Oct 10 US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to allegations of tax fraud
  • Oct 11 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
  • Oct 11 Héctor José Cámpora is elected President of Argentina
  • Oct 12 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria

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Oct 12 US President Richard Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Oct 13 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • Oct 14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • Oct 15 Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
  • Oct 16 Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • Oct 16 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho controversially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam that later failed
  • Oct 16 Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
  • Oct 16 Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
  • Oct 16 The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
  • Oct 17 OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states
  • Oct 18 Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for Economic Sciences awarded to American Wassily Leontief
  • Oct 19 Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States
  • Oct 20 OPEC oil embargo begins
  • Oct 20 US President Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
  • Oct 20 President Nixon discharges Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and accepts the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus
  • Oct 20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • Oct 22 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • Oct 22 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Oct 23 UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
  • Oct 23 Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands
  • Oct 24 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
  • 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 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 27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
  • Oct 30 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award

TurkeyOpening 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

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The Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul that connects the continents of Europe and Asia
The Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul that connects the continents of Europe and Asia
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  • Oct 31 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter
  • 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 Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 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 5 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • Nov 5 Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 9 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner
  • Nov 15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • Nov 16 US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline
  • Nov 16 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • Nov 17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • Nov 17 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"

  • 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 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • Nov 18 Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
  • 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

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

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 27 US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President
  • Nov 27 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls
  • Nov 28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • Nov 28 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • Nov 30 Firestone Professional Bowling World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman
  • Dec 1 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
  • Dec 3 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • 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 9 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
  • Dec 9 Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries
  • Dec 11 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman

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Dec 11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Dec 13 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • Dec 13 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)

  • Dec 15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • Dec 15 American kidnap victim John Paul Getty III freed after ransom paid by oil tycoon grandfather John Paul Getty
  • Dec 17 Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
  • Dec 18 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
  • Dec 19 Grenada adopts constitution
  • Dec 20 Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms
  • 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 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
  • Dec 24 District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • Dec 25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • 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 Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise
  • Dec 26 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
  • Dec 26 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
  • Dec 28 US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • Dec 28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby