Historical Events In 1973
Thursday, 06 May 2021
Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1973.
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% in the year 1973.
Feb 15 Ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages on this day in history.
Feb 15 In the year 1973 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
Feb 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out in the year 1973.
Feb 21 Israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people on this day in history.
Feb 22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
Feb 24 In the year 1973 art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
Feb 25 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders on this day in history.
Feb 26 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68 in the year 1973.
Feb 26 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history -Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a "first" in mine warfare
Feb 27 Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox in the year 1973.
Feb 27 In the year 1973 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 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 On this day in history cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
Feb 28 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders in the year 1973.
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 In the year 1973 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