Historical Events In 1973
Sunday, 09 May 2021
Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1973.
Feb 12 The first US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines in the year 1973.
Feb 13 US dollar devalues 10% in the year 1973.
Feb 15 On this day in history ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages.
Feb 15 On this day in history 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 in the year 1973.
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 On this day in history 54-kg octopus measuring 7 meter across captured in Hood Canal, Washington
Feb 18 On this day in history franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82
Feb 20 Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39 on this day in history.
Feb 21 On this day in history chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
Feb 21 On this day in history israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people.
Feb 22 On this day in history 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 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 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders in the year 1973.
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 in the year 1973.
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 In the year 1973 dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox
Feb 27 In the year 1973 lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
Feb 27 On this day in history 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 in the year 1973.
Feb 28 In the year 1973 cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
Feb 28 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1973 robyn Smith becomes first female jockey to win a major race
Mar 02 On this day in history "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
Mar 02 In the year 1973 cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
Mar 04 15th Grammy Awards The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America on this day in history.
Mar 04 In the year 1973 15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America