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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1973?


Events

  • 01 May 1973 San Francisco Giants score seven runs with two outs in 9th inning to beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7.
  • 02 May 1973 Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sells a US 1868 3-cent rose George Washington postage stamp with "B" grill embossing for US$23,000 The stamp is one of four known; this is the first time one is sold at public auction.
  • 03 May 1973 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 metres), tops out.
  • 04 May 1973 Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • 05 May 1973 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
  • 06 May 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.
  • 08 May 1973 Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
  • 10 May 1973 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2.
  • 11 May 1973 Dutch Government of Uyl forms.
  • 12 May 1973 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • 13 May 1973 Cyrano opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 14 May 1973 Skylab launched, the first Space Station.
  • 16 May 1973 AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki.
  • 17 May 1973 Nash at Nine opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 18 May 1973 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany.
  • 19 May 1973 Daisy A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • 20 May 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona closes at St. James Theater NYC after 613 performances
  • 22 May 1973 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 24 May 1973 Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 25 May 1973 George Harrison releases Give Me Love in the UK
  • 26 May 1973 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 27 May 1973 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6.
  • 28 May 1973 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at age 81.
  • 29 May 1973 Columbia Records fires President Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • 30 May 1973 Ajax wins third Europe Cup.
  • 31 May 1973 The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Day for Night

Day for Night

Release year: 1973

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Country: United States of America

Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

Release year: 1973

Directed by: René Laloux

Starring: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Country: United States of America

The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Country: United States of America

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1973?
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An Untold Story by Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough

An Untold Story

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The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

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1973 novel of NYC subway hijacking. Dell paperback edition issued 1974.

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

Sybil

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More amazing than any work of fiction, yet true in every word, it swept to the top of the bestseller lists and riveted the consciousness of the world.

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

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it