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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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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1973?
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Curse Of The Kings by Victoria Holt

Curse Of The Kings

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For centuries the tombs of the Pharaos were haunted by a deadly curse. And when two eminent archaeologists have died mysteriously, Judith Osmond was certain that it was the curse at

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

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.

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills

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Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All The Way

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Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.