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Historical Events In 1973

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Feb 12   Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1973 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   On this day in history ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages.  

Feb 15   In the year 1973 tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55  

Feb 15   On this day in history uSSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)  

Feb 16   On this day in history pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies  

Feb 16   West Indies vs Australia at Kingston, first time since 1955 without Sobers on this day in history.  

Feb 16   On this day in history william Calley's murder conviction for the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam  

Feb 18   54-kg octopus measuring 7 meter across captured in Hood Canal, Washington in the year 1973.  

Feb 18   On this day in history franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82  

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   In the year 1973 israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people.  

Feb 22   Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73 in the year 1973.  

Feb 22   Israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan commercial airliner (106 die) in the year 1973.  

Feb 22   In the year 1973 uS & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington DC  

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 in the year 1973.  

Feb 25   On this day in history juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders  

Feb 26   On this day in history mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68  

Feb 26   In the year 1973 triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m  

Feb 27   -Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a "first" in mine warfare in the year 1973.  

Feb 27   On this day in history dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox  

Feb 27   Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72 in the year 1973.  

Feb 27   In the year 1973 pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius  

Feb 27   Supporters of the American American Indian Movement begin their occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the 1890 Sioux massacre on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78 in the year 1973.  

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   "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum on this day in history.  

Mar 02   Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 1973 15th Grammy Awards The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America  

Mar 04   15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1973

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts) was born in the year 1973.  

Jan 02   Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I) was born in the year 1973.  

Jan 02   Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles) was born in the year 1973.  

Jan 02   Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner was born in the year 1973.  

Jan 02   Lucy Davis, British actress was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Will Kirby, American actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts) was born in the year 1973.  

Jan 16   Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19] was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1973

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   In the year 1973 cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79  

Jan 11   In the year 1973 isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83  

Jan 15   Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68 in the year 1973.  

Jan 16   Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1973 fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77  

Jan 19   In the year 1973 max Adrian, actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51  

Jan 22   In the year 1973 lyndon B Johnson, president (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64  

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