July 1973 calendar

July 1973

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1973?


  • 01 Jul 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • 02 Jul 1973 James R Schlesinger, ends term as 9th Director of CIA
  • 03 Jul 1973 General Walters, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 04 Jul 1973 CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market, forms
  • 05 Jul 1973 Live & Let Die, James Bond film premieres
  • 06 Jul 1973 St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore is gazetted as a national monument.
  • 07 Jul 1973 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert
  • 08 Jul 1973 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • 09 Jul 1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 10 Jul 1973 Bahamas declares Independence from the UK and adopts constitution
  • 11 Jul 1973 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • 12 Jul 1973 A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • 13 Jul 1973 Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
  • 14 Jul 1973 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 15 Jul 1973 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 16 Jul 1973 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes.
  • 17 Jul 1973 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
  • 19 Jul 1973 Willie Mays named to National League all star team for 24th time (ties Stan Musial).
  • 20 Jul 1973 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • 21 Jul 1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • 23 Jul 1973 President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
  • 24 Jul 1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • 25 Jul 1973 USSR launches Mars 5
  • 26 Jul 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
  • 27 Jul 1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3
  • 29 Jul 1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York Hilton
  • 30 Jul 1973 Texas Rangers' Jim Bibby no-hits Oakland Athletics, 6-0.
  • 31 Jul 1973 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
  • 03 Jul 1973 David Bowie retires his stage persona Ziggy Stardust with the surprise announcement that it is "the last show that we'll ever do" on the last day of the Ziggy Stardust Tour.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
  2. - Will It Go Round In Circles
  3. - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  4. - My Love
  5. - Kodachrome

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Welcome Home
  2. - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
  3. - Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
  4. - Life On Mars
  5. - Alright Alright Alright


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1973?

Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker

Facing The Lions


Rich Morgan, Washington bureau chief of a major national newspaper fly south to attend Senator Hunt Anderson's funeral. To bring together the many threads of love, trust, and betrayal that were involved in this tragedy,

Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw

Evening In Byzantium


One of Irwin Shaw’s most memorable heroes fights to resurrect a declining career against a tough cast, whiskey and old memories Jesse Crain was created for Cannes.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …

Law And Order by Dorothy Uhnak

Law And Order


A tough Irish cop. A prostitute. Massive cover-ups that reach the highest levels law enforcement. . .

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File


A suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes in revelation after revelation. Of a Mafia-like organisation called Odessa...of a real-life fugitive known by the "Butcher of Riga"..of young German journalist, tumed obsessed assassin and.