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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1973?


Events

  • 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 (589 / 200,300 km)
  • 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.

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Movies

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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1973?
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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.

Virginia Woolf by Quentin Bell

Virginia Woolf

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The first full-scale biography of the eminent British writer, written by her nephew. Index; photographs.

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot

All Creatures Great And Small

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The classic multimillion copy bestsellerDelve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients.For