May 1973 calendar

May 1973

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1973?


  • 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.
  • 05 May 1973 Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59, an as-yet unbeaten record.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
  2. - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  3. - Frankenstein
  4. - My Love
  5. - The Cisco Kid

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - See My Baby Jive
  2. - Can The Can
  3. - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
  4. - Rubber Bullets
  5. - Hell Raiser


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1973?

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest


"A rich, entertaining and profound reading experience." The New York Times "The most complete saga about how America got involved in Vietnam."

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner

The Sunlight Dialogues


John Gardner's expansive portrait of the clash of philosophical perspectives in 1960s America. It centers on the appearance of a mysterious stranger, in a small Upstate New York.

Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All The Way


Barbara Howar served as temporary head of Washington D.C. socialites from the 1960s to the time President Johnson warned him to calm down the parties.

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy


"It takes skill and skill to portray, as Miss Renault did, this half-man, part Courtesan who is so deeply enamoured with the warrior,"-The

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. . .