February 1973 calendar

February 1973

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1973?


  • 01 Feb 1973 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 02 Feb 1973 Midnight Special rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • 03 Feb 1973 US President Richard Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law.
  • 04 Feb 1973 No, No Nanette closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • 05 Feb 1973 Comic strip Hagar The Horrible debuted
  • 06 Feb 1973 Shelter opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 07 Feb 1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 08 Feb 1973 Jean Kerrs Finishing Touches, premieres in New York City
  • 09 Feb 1973 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 10 Feb 1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 11 Feb 1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic.
  • 12 Feb 1973 Ohio becomes the first US state to post distances on signs in System International (Metric) units.
  • 13 Feb 1973 Musical El Grande de Coca-Cola, premieres in New York City
  • 14 Feb 1973 The last American is conscripted into the armed forces.
  • 15 Feb 1973 USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun
  • 16 Feb 1973 The Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules that the ''Sunday Times'' can publish articles on Thalidomide and Distillers Company, despite ongoing legal actions by parents (the decision is overturned in July by the House of Lords).
  • 18 Feb 1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic.
  • 20 Feb 1973 10th time New York Islanders shut-out - 4-0 versus Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • 21 Feb 1973 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • 22 Feb 1973 US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington DC.
  • 23 Feb 1973 Gold goes up US$10 overnight to record US$95 an ounce in London, England.
  • 25 Feb 1973 Little Night Music opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • 26 Feb 1973 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record US$5.7 million.
  • 27 Feb 1973 Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
  • 28 Feb 1973 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders.
  • 06 Feb 1973 The M  7.6 Luhuo earthquake strikes Sichuan Province, causing widespread destruction and killing at least 2,199 people.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Crocodile Rock
  2. - Killing Me Softly With His Song
  3. - You're So Vain
  4. - Dueling Banjos
  5. - Superstition

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Blockbuster
  2. - Cum On Feel The Noize
  3. - Part Of The Union
  4. - The Twelfth Of Never
  5. - Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1973?

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War


The author of Herman Wouk's epic historical fiction of World War II is a masterpiece in historical fiction. His story immerses us into the lives of one family, who finds themselves at the center of the war's chaos.

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

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner

The Sunlight Dialogues


John Gardner's expansive portrait of the clash of philosophical perspectives in 1960s America. It centers on the appearance of a mysterious stranger, in a small Upstate New York.

Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald

Fire In The Lake


Frances FitzGerald's research and travels led to this landmark book. It takes us into Vietnam, through the traditional, anti-Communist villages and corrupted cities.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex


The Joy of Sex is a famous program that helps couples find sex that is fun, exciting, passionate, satisfying, and most importantly, enjoyable.