Historical Events In 1973
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 12 On this day in history the first US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines
Feb 13 US dollar devalues 10% on this day in history.
Feb 15 In the year 1973 ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages.
Feb 15 On this day in history tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
Feb 15 In the year 1973 uSSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1973 west Indies vs Australia at Kingston, first time since 1955 without Sobers
Feb 16 William Calley's murder conviction for the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam in the year 1973.
Feb 18 In the year 1973 54-kg octopus measuring 7 meter across captured in Hood Canal, Washington
Feb 18 Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82 in the year 1973.
Feb 20 In the year 1973 brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
Feb 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out on this day in history.
Feb 21 Israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people in the year 1973.
Feb 22 In the year 1973 elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
Feb 22 Israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan commercial airliner (106 die) on this day in history.
Feb 22 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington DC on this day in history.
Feb 23 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London on this day in history.
Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 25 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders in the year 1973.
Feb 26 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Feb 26 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m on this day in history.
Feb 27 -Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a "first" in mine warfare in the year 1973.
Feb 27 In the year 1973 dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox
Feb 27 On this day in history lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
Feb 27 In the year 1973 pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
Feb 27 In the year 1973 supporters of the American American Indian Movement begin their occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the 1890 Sioux massacre.
Feb 28 In the year 1973 cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
Feb 28 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders on this day in history.
Mar 01 On this day in history robyn Smith becomes first female jockey to win a major race
Mar 02 In the year 1973 "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
Mar 02 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated on this day in history.
Mar 04 15th Grammy Awards The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America in the year 1973.
Mar 04 In the year 1973 15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America