1973

The 1970s continued previous trends surrounding the improvement of women’s rights and the world’s growing sense of political awareness.

1973

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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Movies

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The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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

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

Papillon

Papillon

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills

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Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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 Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

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.

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.

Popular names

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history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1973?


Events

  • 01 Jan West African Economic Community forms (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta).
  • 03 Jan George Steinbrenner III buys New York Yankees from CBS for US$12 million.
  • 04 Jan The pilot episode of the longest-running TV comedy series in the world ''Last of the Summer Wine'' is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • 05 Jan Netherlands recognizes German Democratic Republic.
  • 06 Jan Schoolhouse Rock, premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 07 Jan Purlie closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 08 Jan Tricks opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 09 Jan Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • 10 Jan Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 11 Jan American League adopts designated hitter rule.
  • 13 Jan Tricks closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 14 Jan Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 15 Jan Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • 16 Jan NBC presents 440th and final showing of Bonanza
  • 17 Jan City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 18 Jan Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as first player signed as a designated hitter.
  • 20 Jan U.S. President Richard Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
  • 21 Jan Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in Ringbanger
  • 22 Jan Roe vs. Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
  • 23 Jan Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 24 Jan Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 25 Jan English actor Derren Nesbitt is convicted of assaulting his wife Anne Aubrey.
  • 26 Jan Belgium government of Leburton forms.
  • 27 Jan US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and milt draft
  • 28 Jan Barnaby Jones premieres on CBS TV
  • 30 Jan 1st Kiss concert (Queens NY)
  • 31 Jan Pan American and Trans World Airlines cancelled their options to buy 13 Concorde airliners.
  • 01 Feb Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 02 Feb Midnight Special rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • 03 Feb US President Richard Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law.
  • 04 Feb No, No Nanette closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • 05 Feb Comic strip Hagar The Horrible debuted
  • 06 Feb Shelter opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 07 Feb 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 08 Feb Jean Kerrs Finishing Touches, premieres in New York City
  • 09 Feb Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 10 Feb 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 11 Feb Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic.
  • 12 Feb Ohio becomes the first US state to post distances on signs in System International (Metric) units.
  • 13 Feb Musical El Grande de Coca-Cola, premieres in New York City
  • 14 Feb The last American is conscripted into the armed forces.
  • 15 Feb USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589 / 200,300 km)
  • 16 Feb 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).
  • 18 Feb Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic.
  • 20 Feb 10th time New York Islanders shut-out - 4-0 versus Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • 21 Feb Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • 22 Feb US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington DC.
  • 23 Feb Gold goes up US$10 overnight to record US$95 an ounce in London, England.
  • 25 Feb Little Night Music opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • 26 Feb Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record US$5.7 million.
  • 27 Feb Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
  • 28 Feb Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders.
  • 01 Mar Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
  • 02 Mar Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, is assassinated.
  • 03 Mar Shelter closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 04 Mar 15th Grammy Awards: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", America.
  • 05 Mar Yankee pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 06 Mar 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).
  • 07 Mar Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory.
  • 08 Mar Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens.
  • 10 Mar Morocco adopts constitution.
  • 11 Mar Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic.
  • 12 Mar March 12 - Last episode of original quotLaugh-Inquot airs on NBC. The show would continue with re-runs until May 14, 1973.
  • 13 Mar Irene opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 14 Mar Liam Cosgrave is appointed president of Ireland.
  • 15 Mar In San Juan Capistrano, California, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • 17 Mar St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • 18 Mar Seesaw opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • 19 Mar Dean tells Nixon, There is a cancer growing on the Presidency
  • 20 Mar Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.
  • 21 Mar Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHL player to score 500 goals.
  • 23 Mar Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US
  • 24 Mar San Francisco 49ers' president Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams.
  • 25 Mar 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win.
  • 26 Mar Soap Young and the Restless premieres
  • 27 Mar 45th Academy Awards: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians.
  • 29 Mar US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • 30 Mar Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam.
  • 31 Mar Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12-round split decision.
  • 01 Apr Japan allows its citizens to own gold.
  • 02 Apr ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean President election
  • 03 Apr 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.
  • 04 Apr The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
  • 05 Apr Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • 06 Apr Harbor strike in Gent / Antwerp, Belgium
  • 07 Apr Cleveland Indians sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420.
  • 09 Apr Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam.
  • 10 Apr BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • 11 Apr The British House of Commons voted against restoring capital punishment by a margin of 142 votes.
  • 12 Apr Sudan adopts constitution.
  • 14 Apr Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal.
  • 15 Apr Walt Disney Story opens
  • 17 Apr 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oregon in 2:16:03.
  • 19 Apr Barbra Streisand records Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
  • 20 Apr Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit.
  • 25 Apr US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 26 Apr 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
  • 27 Apr Kansas City Royals' Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0.
  • 28 Apr 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.
  • 29 Apr Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • 30 Apr Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
  • 01 May San Francisco Giants score seven runs with two outs in 9th inning to beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7.
  • 02 May 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 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 metres), tops out.
  • 04 May Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • 05 May 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
  • 06 May Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.
  • 08 May Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
  • 10 May Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2.
  • 11 May Dutch Government of Uyl forms.
  • 12 May Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • 13 May Cyrano opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 14 May Skylab launched, the first Space Station.
  • 16 May AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki.
  • 17 May Nash at Nine opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 18 May Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany.
  • 19 May Daisy A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • 20 May 2 Gentlemen of Verona closes at St. James Theater NYC after 613 performances
  • 22 May Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 24 May Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 25 May George Harrison releases Give Me Love in the UK
  • 26 May Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 27 May Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6.
  • 28 May Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at age 81.
  • 29 May Columbia Records fires President Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • 30 May Ajax wins third Europe Cup.
  • 31 May 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.
  • 01 Jun Greek President Papadopoulos asks for Parliamentary Presidential Republic
  • 02 Jun Nash at Nine closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 03 Jun Smith closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 04 Jun 43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)
  • 05 Jun 43rd French Mens Tennis: Ilse Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)
  • 07 Jun Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • 08 Jun Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed Premier of Spain
  • 09 Jun 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24
  • 10 Jun 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • 12 Jun Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • 14 Jun 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe
  • 15 Jun American Graffiti opens in New York City
  • 16 Jun Leonid I Brezhnev visit US
  • 17 Jun 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • 18 Jun NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants.
  • 19 Jun Rocky Horror Picture Show, stage production opens in London
  • 20 Jun San Francisco Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • 22 Jun Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • 23 Jun Cyrano closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 24 Jun Marlene Raymond (age 15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6.125 inches.
  • 25 Jun Russian party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • 26 Jun London production of Grease premieres
  • 27 Jun Live & Let Die premieres in US
  • 28 Jun Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
  • 30 Jun Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour, TV Variety
  • 01 Jul Jesus Christ Superstar closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • 02 Jul James R Schlesinger, ends term as 9th Director of CIA
  • 03 Jul General Walters, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 04 Jul CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market, forms
  • 05 Jul Live & Let Die, James Bond film premieres
  • 06 Jul St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore is gazetted as a national monument.
  • 07 Jul 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75)
  • 08 Jul Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • 09 Jul 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 10 Jul Bahamas declares Independence from the UK and adopts constitution
  • 11 Jul Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • 12 Jul A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • 13 Jul Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
  • 14 Jul 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 15 Jul Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 16 Jul During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes.
  • 17 Jul Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
  • 19 Jul Willie Mays named to National League all star team for 24th time (ties Stan Musial).
  • 20 Jul Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • 21 Jul France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • 23 Jul President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
  • 24 Jul 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • 25 Jul USSR launches Mars 5
  • 26 Jul Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
  • 27 Jul 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • 29 Jul $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York Hilton
  • 30 Jul Texas Rangers' Jim Bibby no-hits Oakland Athletics, 6-0.
  • 31 Jul Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
  • 01 Aug H J Witteveen appointed as Director of IMF
  • 02 Aug George Brett gets his 1st hit
  • 03 Aug Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, United Kingdom).
  • 05 Aug Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • 06 Aug Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
  • 08 Aug VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are damned lies from government contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign (Right!)
  • 09 Aug Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
  • 10 Aug 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
  • 12 Aug 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury - Cleveland
  • 14 Aug US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • 15 Aug Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
  • 17 Aug Willie Mays hits 660th and last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
  • 18 Aug Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
  • 19 Aug Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
  • 22 Aug Chilean parliament accuses President Allende violating laws
  • 23 Aug The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
  • 24 Aug John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
  • 25 Aug Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
  • 26 Aug 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
  • 28 Aug Monster Mash goes gold
  • 30 Aug Danny Seiwell quits Wings
  • 31 Aug 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • 01 Sep George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman in the first round to retain heavyweight title in Japan.
  • 02 Sep Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 03 Sep General Walters, ends term as acting Director of CIA
  • 04 Sep William E Colby, becomes 10th Director of CIA
  • 05 Sep Desert Song opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 06 Sep 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 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • 08 Sep 87th US Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)
  • 09 Sep 93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62)
  • 10 Sep Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton.
  • 12 Sep Two bettors win the largest US Daily Double (US$19,909.60 in Detroit, Michigan).
  • 13 Sep Syrian / Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 14 Sep Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 15 Sep Star Trek-Animated premieres on TV
  • 16 Sep Desert Song closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 18 Sep German FR and German DR admitted to UN
  • 19 Sep Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 20 Sep Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season.
  • 21 Sep Jackson Pollocks painting Blue Poles sold for $2,000,000
  • 22 Sep Little Night Music opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 23 Sep Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • 24 Sep Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 25 Sep Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
  • 26 Sep Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors.
  • 27 Sep Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
  • 28 Sep Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • 29 Sep Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 30 Sep 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 01 Oct USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 03 Oct Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • 04 Oct Hans of Manens ballet Adagio Hammerklavier premieres in Amsterdam
  • 05 Oct Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 06 Oct Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
  • 07 Oct Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 08 Oct Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • 09 Oct 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • 10 Oct New York Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
  • 11 Oct Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
  • 12 Oct Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • 13 Oct Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • 14 Oct Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 15 Oct 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • 16 Oct Israeli tanks under General Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • 17 Oct Arabs decrease oil production
  • 18 Oct Raisin opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • 19 Oct Ringo releases Photograph
  • 20 Oct Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
  • 21 Oct Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
  • 22 Oct Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • 23 Oct Yankee GM and President Lee MacPhail named AL President
  • 24 Oct John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • 25 Oct Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
  • 26 Oct Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • 27 Oct 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 28 Oct Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 30 Oct The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • 31 Oct Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 01 Nov Molly opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 02 Nov Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments airs on CBS TV
  • 03 Nov Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman and Nancy Dussault)
  • 04 Nov 1000s commemorates former Premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 05 Nov BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
  • 06 Nov Man With the Golden Girl begins shooting
  • 07 Nov US and Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • 08 Nov Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai.
  • 09 Nov Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
  • 11 Nov Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.
  • 13 Nov Gigi opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 14 Nov Good Evening opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • 15 Nov Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • 16 Nov John Lennon releases Mind Games album
  • 17 Nov Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • 18 Nov Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • 21 Nov Pete Rose wins NL MVP
  • 22 Nov The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 24 Nov Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • 25 Nov 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
  • 26 Nov 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.
  • 27 Nov Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 28 Nov Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • 29 Nov US President signs Hobby Protection Act into law as Public Law 93-167.
  • 30 Nov M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
  • 01 Dec Jack Nicklaus becomes first golfer to earn $2 million in a year.
  • 02 Dec Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens
  • 03 Dec Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • 04 Dec Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
  • 05 Dec Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run album
  • 06 Dec Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected US Vice-President, succeeds Spiro T Agnew.
  • 07 Dec Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • 08 Dec Seesaw closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • 09 Dec Pajama Game opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 11 Dec NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
  • 12 Dec Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins).
  • 13 Dec MPLA / FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • 15 Dec Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • 16 Dec US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
  • 17 Dec Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • 18 Dec Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days.
  • 19 Dec Molly closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 20 Dec Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • 21 Dec Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US and USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 23 Dec Young and the Restless premieres on TV
  • 24 Dec In New Mexico, USA, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 25 Dec 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.
  • 26 Dec Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
  • 27 Dec LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • 28 Dec Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes Gulag Archipelag
  • 30 Dec 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
  • 31 Dec 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23.