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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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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

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

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

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

An Untold Story by Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough

An Untold Story

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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 …

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner

The Sunlight Dialogues

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John Gardner’s sweeping portrait of the collision of opposing philosophical perspectives in 1960s America, centering on the appearance of a mysterious stranger in a small upstate New York

Law And Order by Dorothy Uhnak

Law And Order

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A tough Irish cop. A prostitute. A massive cover-up that stretches to the highest levels of law enforcement . . .