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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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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1973?
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The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

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.

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

Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie

Postern Of Fate

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson

In One Era And Out The Other

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The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.