August 1973 calendar

August 1973

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1973: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1973?


  • 01 Aug 1973 H J Witteveen appointed as Director of IMF
  • 02 Aug 1973 George Brett gets his 1st hit
  • 03 Aug 1973 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, United Kingdom).
  • 05 Aug 1973 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • 06 Aug 1973 Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
  • 08 Aug 1973 VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are damned lies from government contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign
  • 09 Aug 1973 Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
  • 10 Aug 1973 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
  • 12 Aug 1973 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury - Cleveland
  • 14 Aug 1973 US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • 15 Aug 1973 Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
  • 17 Aug 1973 Willie Mays hits 660th and last HR
  • 18 Aug 1973 Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
  • 19 Aug 1973 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
  • 22 Aug 1973 Chilean parliament accuses President Allende violating laws
  • 23 Aug 1973 The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
  • 24 Aug 1973 John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
  • 25 Aug 1973 Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
  • 26 Aug 1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
  • 28 Aug 1973 Monster Mash goes gold
  • 30 Aug 1973 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • 31 Aug 1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan
  • 05 Aug 1973 Mars 6 is launched from the USSR.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - The Morning After
  2. - Touch Me In The Morning
  3. - Brother Louie
  4. - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  5. - Live And Let Die

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
  2. - Young Love
  3. - Yesterday Once More
  4. - Angel Fingers
  5. - Welcome Home


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1973?

The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson

The Sovereign State Of Itt


This is a stunning overview of Britain today. It also includes a moving account of the men running England. Sampson paints a picture that is unlike any other in Britain today.

The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper


James Barbour Matlock is a college professor and Vietnam veteran. Washington chooses him to stop a wide-reaching conspiracy in an assignment that is undercover and destined to put his life at risk.

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution


America's trusted doctor now shows how to live longer, feel better. Robert C. Atkins, a world-renowned medical expert, has taught millions how to lose weight while keeping it off

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest


"A rich, entertaining and profound reading experience." The New York Times "The most complete saga about how America got involved in Vietnam."