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Historical Events In 1973

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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   On this day in history uS dollar devalues 10%  

Feb 15   In the year 1973 ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages.  

Feb 15   Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55 on this day in history.  

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   William Calley's murder conviction for the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history 54-kg octopus measuring 7 meter across captured in Hood Canal, Washington  

Feb 18   Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39  

Feb 21   On this day in history chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out  

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   In the year 1973 israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan commercial airliner (106 die)  

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

Feb 23   Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London in the year 1973.  

Feb 24   Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73 in the year 1973.  

Feb 25   In the year 1973 juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders  

Feb 26   In the year 1973 mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68  

Feb 26   Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m in the year 1973.  

Feb 27   -Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a "first" in mine warfare on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius in the year 1973.  

Feb 27   Supporters of the American American Indian Movement begin their occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the 1890 Sioux massacre in the year 1973.  

Feb 28   On this day in history cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78  

Feb 28   On this day in history suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders  

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   In the year 1973 cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1973

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1973 birth of abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 02   Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of will Kirby, American actor  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 16   Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19] was born in the year 1973.  

Famous Deaths In 1973

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   On this day in history cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79  

Jan 11   Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1973.  

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

Jan 19   Max Adrian, actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69 in the year 1973.  

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

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

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