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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1973?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1973 West African Economic Community forms (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta).
  • 03 Jan 1973 George Steinbrenner III buys New York Yankees from CBS for US$12 million.
  • 04 Jan 1973 The pilot episode of the longest-running TV comedy series in the world ''Last of the Summer Wine'' is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • 05 Jan 1973 Netherlands recognizes German Democratic Republic.
  • 06 Jan 1973 Schoolhouse Rock, premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 07 Jan 1973 Purlie closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 08 Jan 1973 Tricks opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 09 Jan 1973 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • 10 Jan 1973 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 11 Jan 1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule.
  • 13 Jan 1973 Tricks closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 14 Jan 1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 15 Jan 1973 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • 16 Jan 1973 NBC presents 440th and final showing of Bonanza
  • 17 Jan 1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 18 Jan 1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as first player signed as a designated hitter.
  • 20 Jan 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
  • 21 Jan 1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in Ringbanger
  • 22 Jan 1973 Roe vs. Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
  • 23 Jan 1973 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 24 Jan 1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 25 Jan 1973 English actor Derren Nesbitt is convicted of assaulting his wife Anne Aubrey.
  • 26 Jan 1973 Belgium government of Leburton forms.
  • 27 Jan 1973 US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and milt draft
  • 28 Jan 1973 Barnaby Jones premieres on CBS TV
  • 30 Jan 1973 1st Kiss concert (Queens NY)
  • 31 Jan 1973 Pan American and Trans World Airlines cancelled their options to buy 13 Concorde airliners.

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Movies

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

In Bruges

In Bruges

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

Country: United States of America

Books

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

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then …

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

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For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

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 …