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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  

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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   In the year 1973 birth of chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1973 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   Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history birth of josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19]  

Famous Deaths In 1973

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   In the year 1973 jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history lyndon B Johnson, president (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64  

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