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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1973?


Events

  • 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 (Right!)
  • 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 (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
  • 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 (Foreman beats Roman)

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Movies

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Country: United States of America

Westworld

Westworld

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Country: United States of America

Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

Release year: 1973

Directed by: John D. Hancock

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Country: United States of America

The Pedestrian

The Pedestrian

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Maximilian Schell

Starring: Gustav Rudolf Sellner, Peter Hall, Maximilian Schell, Gila von Weitershausen

Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

Books

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The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper

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The name on the computer screen is James Barbour Matlock, college professor and Vietnam veteran. He’s Washington’s choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy in an undercover assignment destined to put his

The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson

The Sovereign State Of Itt

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A splendid survey of Britain today, a swiftly moving account of the men and institutions running England. Sampson gives a picture of Britain today hardly available from any other source, and

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 Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1972

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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyThe Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H.