April 1973 calendar

April 1973

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1973.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1973: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1973?


  • 01 Apr 1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold.
  • 02 Apr 1973 ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean President election
  • 03 Apr 1973 Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.
  • 04 Apr 1973 The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.
  • 05 Apr 1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • 06 Apr 1973 Harbor strike in Gent / Antwerp, Belgium
  • 07 Apr 1973 Cleveland Indians sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420.
  • 09 Apr 1973 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam.
  • 10 Apr 1973 BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • 11 Apr 1973 The British House of Commons voted against restoring capital punishment by a margin of 142 votes.
  • 12 Apr 1973 Sudan adopts constitution.
  • 14 Apr 1973 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal.
  • 15 Apr 1973 Walt Disney Story opens
  • 17 Apr 1973 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oregon in 2:16:03.
  • 19 Apr 1973 Barbra Streisand records Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
  • 20 Apr 1973 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit.
  • 25 Apr 1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 26 Apr 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
  • 27 Apr 1973 Kansas City Royals' Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0.
  • 28 Apr 1973 Six Irishmen, including Joe Cahill, are arrested by the Irish Naval Service off County Waterford, on board a coaster carrying 5 tons of weapons destined for the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
  • 29 Apr 1973 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • 30 Apr 1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
  • 03 Apr 1973 Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1973?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Killing Me Softly With His Song
  2. - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
  3. - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
  4. - Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
  5. - Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
  2. - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
  3. - Get Down
  4. - Hell Raiser
  5. - Tweedle Dee


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1973?

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember


Harper Collins is now the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress suspense--creator and indomitable sleuth Miss Marple as well as meticulous Belgian detective Hercule poirot and many other memorable characters

All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot

All Creatures Great And Small


This classic bestseller is multimillion-copy. Enter the magical world of James Herriot, the beloved veterinarian and his gang of funny, heartwarming, and tragic animal patients.

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman


This is the definitive biography about one of the most influential political figures of the 20th Century. Margaret Truman offers rare insight and understanding of her father's life, and Margaret Truman is unsurpassed in this regard.

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File


A suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes in revelation after revelation. Of a Mafia-like organisation called Odessa...of a real-life fugitive known by the "Butcher of Riga"..of young German journalist, tumed obsessed assassin and.

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner

The Sunlight Dialogues


John Gardner's expansive portrait of the clash of philosophical perspectives in 1960s America. It centers on the appearance of a mysterious stranger, in a small Upstate New York.