September 1973 calendar

September 1973

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1973?


  • 01 Sep 1973 George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman in the first round to retain heavyweight title in Japan.
  • 02 Sep 1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 03 Sep 1973 General Walters, ends term as acting Director of CIA
  • 04 Sep 1973 William E Colby, becomes 10th Director of CIA
  • 05 Sep 1973 Desert Song opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 06 Sep 1973 New York Times reports almost all Superfecta harness racing run at Yonkers, Roosevelt and Monticello from January to March of 1973 were fixed.
  • 07 Sep 1973 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • 08 Sep 1973 87th US Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley
  • 09 Sep 1973 93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes
  • 10 Sep 1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton.
  • 12 Sep 1973 Two bettors win the largest US Daily Double (US$19,909.60 in Detroit, Michigan).
  • 13 Sep 1973 Syrian / Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 14 Sep 1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 15 Sep 1973 Star Trek-Animated premieres on TV
  • 16 Sep 1973 Desert Song closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 18 Sep 1973 German FR and German DR admitted to UN
  • 19 Sep 1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 20 Sep 1973 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season.
  • 21 Sep 1973 Jackson Pollocks painting Blue Poles sold for $2,000,000
  • 22 Sep 1973 Little Night Music opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 23 Sep 1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • 24 Sep 1973 Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 25 Sep 1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
  • 26 Sep 1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors.
  • 27 Sep 1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
  • 28 Sep 1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • 29 Sep 1973 Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 30 Sep 1973 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 01 Sep 1973 A 76-hour multinational rescue effort in the Celtic Sea resulted in the Rescue of Roger Mallinson and Roger Chapman.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Brother Louie
  2. - Let's Get It On
  3. - Delta Dawn
  4. - We're An American Band
  5. - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Young Love
  2. - Eye Level
  3. - Angel Fingers
  4. - My Friend Stan
  5. - Dancing On A Saturday Night


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1973?

Curse Of The Kings by Victoria Holt

Curse Of The Kings


The curse that haunted the tombs of Pharaos for centuries was a fatal one. Judith Osmond, an archaeologist and two prominent archaeologists, was certain it was the curse after their mysterious deaths.

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.

World Without End, Amen by Jimmy Breslin

World Without End, Amen


An alcoholic cop is lost in New York and searches for meaning by looking back at his past. Dermot Davey was taken from the department.

The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper


James Barbour Matlock is a college professor and Vietnam veteran. Washington chooses him to stop a wide-reaching conspiracy in an assignment that is undercover and destined to put his life at risk.

The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing

The Summer Before The Dark


The classic novel by Nobel laureate Doris Lessing about the pivotal summer of one woman's lives is a fascinating exploration into the frightening gulf between youth age and old age.