1973: On This Year


1973 (MCMLXXIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1973 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1973 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1973, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1973, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1973, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1973, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1973.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1973 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1973 known for ?

  • The 1970s continued previous trends surrounding the improvement of women’s rights and the world’s growing sense of political awareness.
  • In this decade, much of the world replaced Keynesian economics with a more neoliberal theory. The year 1973 fits perfectly into these general trends while possessing some notable events of its own. The world population clocked in at roughly 3.2 billion people.
  • The most popular baby names of the day were Michael and Lisa. Some of the famous people born this year include Seth Macfarlane, Tyra Banks, and Paul Walker. The Birds, Cleopatra, and The Great Escape dominated in movie ticket sales, meanwhile at the library and the bookstore, The Hollow Hills and The Belljar grabbed the public’s gaze.
  • The world lost a lot of greats in 1973 including W.E.B Du Bois, Pablo Picasso, Bruce Lee, and fantasy writer JR R Tolkien. Let’s look at some other things that happened.
  • The year saw plenty of firsts: the first graduate to receive degrees from a work-at-home program, the first KISS performance, the first female jockey to win a major race, and the creation of the first portable cell phone.
  • Animals saw greater protection around the world as Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law. In this same year, psychology ended homosexuality’s classification as a mental illness. Sports saw Billie King beat Chris Evert in tennis and the world also watched as Queen Elizabeth II opened the Sydney Opera House.
  • In terms of darker happenings, 1973 saw the four burglars at Watergate plead guilty and the first shots s of the Yom Kippur war. While conflict kicked up on the Arab-Israeli front, peace increased on American soil when Nixon began pulling troops out of Northern Vietnam. If you are addicted to your smartphone, or earned a degree long distance, 1973 may have had something to do with it.

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1973: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1973, during the 46th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 02/04/1974 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1973:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1973?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1973?

The Oscar for Best Director went to George Roy Hill, for the movie The Sting, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1973?

Save the Tiger
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Jack Lemmon, for the movie Save the Tiger, starring Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton produced in the .

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1973?

A Touch of Class
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Glenda Jackson, for the movie A Touch of Class, starring George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1973?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to John Houseman, for the movie The Paper Chase, starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1973?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Tatum O'Neal, for the movie Paper Moon, starring Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman produced in the United States of America.
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1973: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

John Sirica
In 1973, John Sirica was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1973, as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sirica ordered President Nixon to turn over Watergate-related recordings of White House conversations.

1973: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1973 were:

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."

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.

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough


Entertainment was once a world that didn't sleep. Models, magazine editors, and pop stars all visited "vitamin doctors", to get shots that would enable them to stay awake all night, then work the next day in offices with Calderesque mobiles …

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution


America's trusted doctor now shows how to live longer, feel better. Robert C. Atkins, a world-renowned medical expert, has taught millions how to lose weight while keeping it off

Ox chinese zodiac sign

1973: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1973?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1973 was the Year of the Ox.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Ox sign.

Nobel Prize

1973: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1973: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1973 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Le Duc Tho

1973: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1973 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Leo Esaki
  • Ivar Giaever
  • Brian David Josephson
world population

1973: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1973 were Michael, Christopher and Jason for boys and Jennifer, Amy and Michelle for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1973: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1973 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Jason
  • James
  • David
  • John
  • Robert
  • Brian
  • William
  • Matthew

1973: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1973 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Amy
  • Michelle
  • Kimberly
  • Lisa
  • Melissa
  • Angela
  • Heather
  • Stephanie
  • Rebecca

vinyl songs

1973: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1973, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye

1973: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1973 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn
  3. Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) by Eddie Kendricks
  4. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
  5. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
  6. Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
  7. My Love by Paul McCartney
  8. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
  9. Top Of The World by Carpenters
  10. Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips

1973: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1973, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hello Hello I'm Back Again by Gary Glitter

1973: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1973 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hello Hello I'm Back Again by Gary Glitter
  2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
  3. Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
  4. I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter
  5. Welcome Home by Peters & Lee
  6. I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter
  7. See My Baby Jive by Wizzard
  8. Blockbuster by The Sweet
  9. Daydreamer / Puppy Song by David Cassidy
  10. Young Love by Donny Osmond

1973: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1973 were:

Seven Little Australians

Release year: 1973

The Sting

Release year: 1973

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Sting

Release year: 1973

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

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

world population

1973: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1973 was 3,927,780,238 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 37.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.5 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1973 was an increase of +76.3 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.98% over the previous year.The average population density in 1973 was 16 persons per square mile (or 26 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1973?

Here's what happened in 1973:

  • Jan 1, 1973: West African Economic Community forms (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta).
  • Jan 3, 1973: George Steinbrenner III buys New York Yankees from CBS for US$12 million.
  • Jan 4, 1973: The pilot episode of the longest-running TV comedy series in the world ''Last of the Summer Wine'' is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • Jan 5, 1973: Netherlands recognizes German Democratic Republic.
  • Jan 6, 1973: Schoolhouse Rock, premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • Jan 7, 1973: Purlie closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Jan 8, 1973: Tricks opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 9, 1973: Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • Jan 10, 1973: Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Jan 11, 1973: American League adopts designated hitter rule.
  • Jan 13, 1973: Tricks closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jan 14, 1973: Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • Jan 15, 1973: Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • Jan 16, 1973: NBC presents 440th and final showing of Bonanza
  • Jan 17, 1973: City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Jan 18, 1973: Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as first player signed as a designated hitter.
  • Jan 20, 1973: U.S. President Richard Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
  • Jan 21, 1973: Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in Ringbanger
  • Jan 22, 1973: Roe vs. Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
  • Jan 23, 1973: Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims.
  • Jan 24, 1973: Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jan 25, 1973: English actor Derren Nesbitt is convicted of assaulting his wife Anne Aubrey.
  • Jan 26, 1973: Belgium government of Leburton forms.
  • Jan 27, 1973: US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and milt draft
  • Jan 28, 1973: Barnaby Jones premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 30, 1973: 1st Kiss concert
  • Jan 31, 1973: Pan American and Trans World Airlines cancelled their options to buy 13 Concorde airliners.
  • Feb 1, 1973: Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Feb 2, 1973: Midnight Special rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 3, 1973: US President Richard Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law.
  • Feb 4, 1973: No, No Nanette closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • Feb 5, 1973: Comic strip Hagar The Horrible debuted
  • Feb 6, 1973: Shelter opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • Feb 7, 1973: 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 8, 1973: Jean Kerrs Finishing Touches, premieres in New York City
  • Feb 9, 1973: Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • Feb 10, 1973: 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 11, 1973: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic.
  • Feb 12, 1973: Ohio becomes the first US state to post distances on signs in System International (Metric) units.
  • Feb 13, 1973: Musical El Grande de Coca-Cola, premieres in New York City
  • Feb 14, 1973: The last American is conscripted into the armed forces.
  • Feb 15, 1973: USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun
  • Feb 16, 1973: The Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules that the ''Sunday Times'' can publish articles on Thalidomide and Distillers Company, despite ongoing legal actions by parents (the decision is overturned in July by the House of Lords).
  • Feb 18, 1973: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic.
  • Feb 20, 1973: 10th time New York Islanders shut-out - 4-0 versus Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Feb 21, 1973: Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • Feb 22, 1973: US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington DC.
  • Feb 23, 1973: Gold goes up US$10 overnight to record US$95 an ounce in London, England.
  • Feb 25, 1973: Little Night Music opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Feb 26, 1973: Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record US$5.7 million.
  • Feb 27, 1973: Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
  • Feb 28, 1973: Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders.
  • Mar 1, 1973: Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
  • Mar 2, 1973: Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, is assassinated.
  • Mar 3, 1973: Shelter closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • Mar 4, 1973: 15th Grammy Awards: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", America.
  • Mar 5, 1973: Yankee pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • Mar 6, 1973: In an exhibition game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins' Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter (he hits two homeruns and knocks in 7 RBIs).
  • Mar 7, 1973: Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory.
  • Mar 8, 1973: Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens.
  • Mar 10, 1973: Morocco adopts constitution.
  • Mar 11, 1973: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic.
  • Mar 12, 1973: March 12 - Last episode of original quotLaugh-Inquot airs on NBC. The show would continue with re-runs until May 14, 1973.
  • Mar 13, 1973: Irene opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • Mar 14, 1973: Liam Cosgrave is appointed president of Ireland.
  • Mar 15, 1973: In San Juan Capistrano, California, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • Mar 17, 1973: St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • Mar 18, 1973: Seesaw opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • Mar 19, 1973: Dean tells Nixon, There is a cancer growing on the Presidency
  • Mar 20, 1973: Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.
  • Mar 21, 1973: Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHL player to score 500 goals.
  • Mar 23, 1973: Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US
  • Mar 24, 1973: San Francisco 49ers' president Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams.
  • Mar 25, 1973: 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win.
  • Mar 26, 1973: Soap Young and the Restless premieres
  • Mar 27, 1973: 45th Academy Awards: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians.
  • Mar 29, 1973: US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • Mar 30, 1973: Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam.
  • Mar 31, 1973: Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12-round split decision.
  • Apr 1, 1973: Japan allows its citizens to own gold.
  • Apr 2, 1973: ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean President election
  • Apr 3, 1973: Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.
  • Apr 4, 1973: The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.
  • Apr 5, 1973: Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • Apr 6, 1973: Harbor strike in Gent / Antwerp, Belgium
  • Apr 7, 1973: Cleveland Indians sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420.
  • Apr 9, 1973: Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam.
  • Apr 10, 1973: BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • Apr 11, 1973: The British House of Commons voted against restoring capital punishment by a margin of 142 votes.
  • Apr 12, 1973: Sudan adopts constitution.
  • Apr 14, 1973: Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal.
  • Apr 15, 1973: Walt Disney Story opens
  • Apr 17, 1973: 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oregon in 2:16:03.
  • Apr 19, 1973: Barbra Streisand records Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
  • Apr 20, 1973: Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit.
  • Apr 25, 1973: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Apr 26, 1973: 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
  • Apr 27, 1973: Kansas City Royals' Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0.
  • Apr 28, 1973: Six Irishmen, including Joe Cahill, are arrested by the Irish Naval Service off County Waterford, on board a coaster carrying 5 tons of weapons destined for the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
  • Apr 29, 1973: Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • Apr 30, 1973: Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
  • May 1, 1973: San Francisco Giants score seven runs with two outs in 9th inning to beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7.
  • May 2, 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.
  • May 3, 1973: Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 metres), tops out.
  • May 4, 1973: Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • May 5, 1973: 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
  • May 6, 1973: Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.
  • May 8, 1973: Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
  • May 10, 1973: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2.
  • May 11, 1973: Dutch Government of Uyl forms.
  • May 12, 1973: Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • May 13, 1973: Cyrano opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • May 14, 1973: Skylab launched, the first Space Station.
  • May 16, 1973: AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki.
  • May 17, 1973: Nash at Nine opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • May 18, 1973: Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany.
  • May 19, 1973: Daisy A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • May 20, 1973: 2 Gentlemen of Verona closes at St. James Theater NYC after 613 performances
  • May 22, 1973: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • May 24, 1973: Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • May 25, 1973: George Harrison releases Give Me Love in the UK
  • May 26, 1973: Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • May 27, 1973: Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6.
  • May 28, 1973: Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at age 81.
  • May 29, 1973: Columbia Records fires President Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • May 30, 1973: Ajax wins third Europe Cup.
  • May 31, 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.
  • Jun 1, 1973: Greek President Papadopoulos asks for Parliamentary Presidential Republic
  • Jun 2, 1973: Nash at Nine closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3, 1973: Smith closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Jun 4, 1973: 43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)
  • Jun 5, 1973: 43rd French Mens Tennis: Ilse Nastase beats Nikki Pilic
  • Jun 7, 1973: Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • Jun 8, 1973: Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed Premier of Spain
  • Jun 9, 1973: 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24
  • Jun 10, 1973: 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • Jun 12, 1973: Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • Jun 14, 1973: 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe
  • Jun 15, 1973: American Graffiti opens in New York City
  • Jun 16, 1973: Leonid I Brezhnev visit US
  • Jun 17, 1973: 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • Jun 18, 1973: NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants.
  • Jun 19, 1973: Rocky Horror Picture Show, stage production opens in London
  • Jun 20, 1973: San Francisco Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • Jun 22, 1973: Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • Jun 23, 1973: Cyrano closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 24, 1973: Marlene Raymond (age 15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6.125 inches.
  • Jun 25, 1973: Russian party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • Jun 26, 1973: London production of Grease premieres
  • Jun 27, 1973: Live & Let Die premieres in US
  • Jun 28, 1973: Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
  • Jun 30, 1973: Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour, TV Variety
  • Jul 1, 1973: Jesus Christ Superstar closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 2, 1973: James R Schlesinger, ends term as 9th Director of CIA
  • Jul 3, 1973: General Walters, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • Jul 4, 1973: CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market, forms
  • Jul 5, 1973: Live & Let Die, James Bond film premieres
  • Jul 6, 1973: St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore is gazetted as a national monument.
  • Jul 7, 1973: 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert
  • Jul 8, 1973: Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • Jul 9, 1973: 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Jul 10, 1973: Bahamas declares Independence from the UK and adopts constitution
  • Jul 11, 1973: Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • Jul 12, 1973: A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • Jul 13, 1973: Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
  • Jul 14, 1973: 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 15, 1973: Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 16, 1973: During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes.
  • Jul 17, 1973: Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
  • Jul 19, 1973: Willie Mays named to National League all star team for 24th time (ties Stan Musial).
  • Jul 20, 1973: Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 21, 1973: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • Jul 23, 1973: President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
  • Jul 24, 1973: 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • Jul 25, 1973: USSR launches Mars 5
  • Jul 26, 1973: Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
  • Jul 27, 1973: 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3
  • Jul 29, 1973: $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York Hilton
  • Jul 30, 1973: Texas Rangers' Jim Bibby no-hits Oakland Athletics, 6-0.
  • Jul 31, 1973: Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
  • Aug 1, 1973: H J Witteveen appointed as Director of IMF
  • Aug 2, 1973: George Brett gets his 1st hit
  • Aug 3, 1973: Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, United Kingdom).
  • Aug 5, 1973: Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • Aug 6, 1973: Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Aug 8, 1973: VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are damned lies from government contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign
  • Aug 9, 1973: Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
  • Aug 10, 1973: 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
  • Aug 12, 1973: 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury - Cleveland
  • Aug 14, 1973: US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • Aug 15, 1973: Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
  • Aug 17, 1973: Willie Mays hits 660th and last HR
  • Aug 18, 1973: Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
  • Aug 19, 1973: Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
  • Aug 22, 1973: Chilean parliament accuses President Allende violating laws
  • Aug 23, 1973: The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
  • Aug 24, 1973: John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
  • Aug 25, 1973: Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
  • Aug 26, 1973: 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
  • Aug 28, 1973: Monster Mash goes gold
  • Aug 30, 1973: Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • Aug 31, 1973: 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan
  • Sep 1, 1973: George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman in the first round to retain heavyweight title in Japan.
  • Sep 2, 1973: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 3, 1973: General Walters, ends term as acting Director of CIA
  • Sep 4, 1973: William E Colby, becomes 10th Director of CIA
  • Sep 5, 1973: Desert Song opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Sep 6, 1973: New York Times reports almost all Superfecta harness racing run at Yonkers, Roosevelt and Monticello from January to March of 1973 were fixed.
  • Sep 7, 1973: Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • Sep 8, 1973: 87th US Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley
  • Sep 9, 1973: 93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes
  • Sep 10, 1973: Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton.
  • Sep 12, 1973: Two bettors win the largest US Daily Double (US$19,909.60 in Detroit, Michigan).
  • Sep 13, 1973: Syrian / Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • Sep 14, 1973: Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • Sep 15, 1973: Star Trek-Animated premieres on TV
  • Sep 16, 1973: Desert Song closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Sep 18, 1973: German FR and German DR admitted to UN
  • Sep 19, 1973: Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • Sep 20, 1973: Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season.
  • Sep 21, 1973: Jackson Pollocks painting Blue Poles sold for $2,000,000
  • Sep 22, 1973: Little Night Music opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • Sep 23, 1973: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 24, 1973: Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
  • Sep 25, 1973: Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 26, 1973: Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors.
  • Sep 27, 1973: Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
  • Sep 28, 1973: Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • Sep 29, 1973: Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • Sep 30, 1973: 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • Oct 1, 1973: USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • Oct 3, 1973: Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • Oct 4, 1973: Hans of Manens ballet Adagio Hammerklavier premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 5, 1973: Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • Oct 6, 1973: Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
  • Oct 7, 1973: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Oct 8, 1973: Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • Oct 9, 1973: 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • Oct 10, 1973: New York Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
  • Oct 11, 1973: Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
  • Oct 12, 1973: Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • Oct 13, 1973: Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • Oct 14, 1973: Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • Oct 15, 1973: 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • Oct 16, 1973: Israeli tanks under General Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • Oct 17, 1973: Arabs decrease oil production
  • Oct 18, 1973: Raisin opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • Oct 19, 1973: Ringo releases Photograph
  • Oct 20, 1973: Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
  • Oct 21, 1973: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 22, 1973: Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • Oct 23, 1973: Yankee GM and President Lee MacPhail named AL President
  • Oct 24, 1973: John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • Oct 25, 1973: Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
  • Oct 26, 1973: Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • Oct 27, 1973: 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • Oct 28, 1973: Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 30, 1973: The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • Oct 31, 1973: Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 1, 1973: Molly opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Nov 2, 1973: Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments airs on CBS TV
  • Nov 3, 1973: Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman and Nancy Dussault)
  • Nov 4, 1973: 1000s commemorates former Premier Georgios Papandreou
  • Nov 5, 1973: BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • Nov 6, 1973: Man With the Golden Girl begins shooting
  • Nov 7, 1973: US and Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • Nov 8, 1973: Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai.
  • Nov 9, 1973: Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
  • Nov 11, 1973: Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.
  • Nov 13, 1973: Gigi opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • Nov 14, 1973: Good Evening opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • Nov 15, 1973: Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • Nov 16, 1973: John Lennon releases Mind Games album
  • Nov 17, 1973: Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • Nov 18, 1973: Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • Nov 21, 1973: Pete Rose wins NL MVP
  • Nov 22, 1973: The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • Nov 24, 1973: Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • Nov 25, 1973: 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
  • Nov 26, 1973: US President Richard Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
  • Nov 27, 1973: Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28, 1973: Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • Nov 29, 1973: US President signs Hobby Protection Act into law as Public Law 93-167.
  • Nov 30, 1973: M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • Dec 1, 1973: Jack Nicklaus becomes first golfer to earn $2 million in a year.
  • Dec 2, 1973: Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens
  • Dec 3, 1973: Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • Dec 4, 1973: Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
  • Dec 5, 1973: Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run album
  • Dec 6, 1973: Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected US Vice-President, succeeds Spiro T Agnew.
  • Dec 7, 1973: Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • Dec 8, 1973: Seesaw closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • Dec 9, 1973: Pajama Game opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Dec 11, 1973: NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
  • Dec 12, 1973: Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins).
  • Dec 13, 1973: MPLA / FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • Dec 15, 1973: Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • Dec 16, 1973: US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
  • Dec 17, 1973: Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • Dec 18, 1973: Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days.
  • Dec 19, 1973: Molly closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 20, 1973: Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • Dec 21, 1973: Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US and USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Dec 23, 1973: Young and the Restless premieres on TV
  • Dec 24, 1973: In New Mexico, USA, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurs.
  • Dec 25, 1973: The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • Dec 26, 1973: Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
  • Dec 27, 1973: LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • Dec 28, 1973: Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes Gulag Archipelag
  • Dec 30, 1973: 1st picture of a comet from space
  • Dec 31, 1973: 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23.
  • Jan 1, 1973: Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom are admitted into the European Economic Community.


What does the year 1973 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1973 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 74th year of the 20th century and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1972 and precedes 1974.

calendars for year 1973

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