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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1973?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1973 Jack Nicklaus becomes first golfer to earn $2 million in a year.
  • 02 Dec 1973 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens
  • 03 Dec 1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • 04 Dec 1973 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
  • 05 Dec 1973 Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run album
  • 06 Dec 1973 Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected US Vice-President, succeeds Spiro T Agnew.
  • 07 Dec 1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • 08 Dec 1973 Seesaw closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • 09 Dec 1973 Pajama Game opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 11 Dec 1973 NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
  • 12 Dec 1973 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins).
  • 13 Dec 1973 MPLA / FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • 15 Dec 1973 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • 16 Dec 1973 US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
  • 17 Dec 1973 Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • 18 Dec 1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days.
  • 19 Dec 1973 Molly closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 20 Dec 1973 Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • 21 Dec 1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US and USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 23 Dec 1973 Young and the Restless premieres on TV
  • 24 Dec 1973 In New Mexico, USA, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 25 Dec 1973 The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • 26 Dec 1973 Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
  • 27 Dec 1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • 28 Dec 1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes Gulag Archipelag
  • 30 Dec 1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
  • 31 Dec 1973 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Sting

The Sting

Release year: 1973

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

Papillon

Papillon

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Release year: 1973

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1973?
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The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin

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In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

Portrait Of A Marriage

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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

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As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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.

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

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This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles