Historical Events In 1973
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 12 The first US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1973 uS dollar devalues 10%
Feb 15 Ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages on this day in history.
Feb 15 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55 in the year 1973.
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 In the year 1973 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 in the year 1973.
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 Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39 in the year 1973.
Feb 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out on this day in history.
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 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73 in the year 1973.
Feb 22 On this day in history israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan commercial airliner (106 die)
Feb 22 On this day in history 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 in the year 1973.
Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 25 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders in the year 1973.
Feb 26 On this day in history mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
Feb 26 In the year 1973 triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
Feb 27 -Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a "first" in mine warfare in the year 1973.
Feb 27 On this day in history dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox
Feb 27 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Mar 01 Robyn Smith becomes first female jockey to win a major race on this day in history.
Mar 02 On this day in history "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
Mar 02 On this day in history 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 15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America in the year 1973.