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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1973?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1973 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 03 Oct 1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • 04 Oct 1973 Hans of Manens ballet Adagio Hammerklavier premieres in Amsterdam
  • 05 Oct 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 06 Oct 1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
  • 07 Oct 1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 08 Oct 1973 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • 09 Oct 1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • 10 Oct 1973 New York Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
  • 11 Oct 1973 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
  • 12 Oct 1973 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • 13 Oct 1973 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • 14 Oct 1973 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 15 Oct 1973 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • 16 Oct 1973 Israeli tanks under General Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • 17 Oct 1973 Arabs decrease oil production
  • 18 Oct 1973 Raisin opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • 19 Oct 1973 Ringo releases Photograph
  • 20 Oct 1973 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
  • 21 Oct 1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
  • 22 Oct 1973 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • 23 Oct 1973 Yankee GM and President Lee MacPhail named AL President
  • 24 Oct 1973 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • 25 Oct 1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
  • 26 Oct 1973 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • 27 Oct 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 28 Oct 1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 30 Oct 1973 The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • 31 Oct 1973 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1973?
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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 Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

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In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.

The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All The Way

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Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.