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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1973?


Events

  • 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 World Trade Center in New York is 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

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Movies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1973?
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Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer

The Implosion Conspiracy

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Out of Print Collectible Hardcover Fiction

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

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1973 novel of NYC subway hijacking. Dell paperback edition issued 1974.

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.