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