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1973Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

1973"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

1973George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

1973Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

1973Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

197380th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

1973Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

1973President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century

1973George Brett gets his 1st hit

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

1973Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

1973Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

197345th Academy Awards - "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic

1973Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

1973Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

1973George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1973Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

19732nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1973Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album

1973Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1973Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

1973George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

1973Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

1973Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

1973Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1973Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

1973Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

1973Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

1973For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

1973Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

197343rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)

1973John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic

1973Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

1973Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

1973Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1973Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

1973Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

1973Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

197325th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

1973Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

1973Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

1973George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

1973Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

1973Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

1973ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets

1973Pete Rose wins NL MVP

1973Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

1973Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

197319th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1973George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic

1973Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

1973The 'The Gulag Archipelago', a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, is published in the original Russian in Paris

1973Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

1973Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

1973Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1973Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

1973Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

1973Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

1973Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

1973Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP

1973NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

1973Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

1973John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

1973George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

1973Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US

1973Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

1973Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

1973Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

1973 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75) 
Jan 1
Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market 
Jan 1
West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta) 
Jan 3
George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million 
Jan 5
Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel 
Jan 5
Netherlands recognizes German DR 
Jan 6
"Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock 
Jan 7
"Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances 
Jan 7
British Darts Organisation founded in North London 
Jan 7
Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Jan 7
Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again 
Jan 7
US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize 
Jan 7
WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 8
"Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Jan 8
Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG 
Jan 8
Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris 
Jan 8
USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing 
Jan 9
Luna 21 launched, to Moon 
Jan 10
Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die 
Jan 11
American League adopts designated hitter rule 
Jan 11
Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106 
Jan 11
Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Wash DC 
Jan 13
"Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances 
Jan 13
Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6) 
Jan 14
Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif 
Jan 14
Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S 
Jan 14
Tap dancer Roy Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV 
Jan 14
2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army 
Jan 15
4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court 
Jan 15
Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel 
Jan 15
Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican 
Jan 15
Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam 
Jan 16
NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" 
Jan 16
USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon 
Jan 17
City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi 
Jan 17
New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life 
Jan 18
Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH 
Jan 18
Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak 
Jan 18
John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC 
Jan 20
A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility) 
Jan 21
3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28 
Jan 21
Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger" 
Jan 22
George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jan 22
Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions 
Jan 22
US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord 
Jan 23
23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago 
Jan 23
Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs 
Jan 23
Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims 
Jan 23
US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War 
Jan 23
Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979 
Jan 24
Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 26
Belgium government of Leburton forms 
Jan 27
UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record) 
Jan 27
US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft 
Jan 27
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
Jan 27
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 
Jan 28
"Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV 
Jan 28
Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont 
Jan 28
Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 28
Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" 
Jan 28
In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland 
Jan 30
26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers 
Jan 30
Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts 
Jan 30
KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY) 
Feb 1
Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 2
"Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV 
Feb 2
James R Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA (until July) 
Feb 2
Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA 
Feb 2
Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington 
Feb 3
Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6 
Feb 4
"No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances 
Feb 4
Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game 
Feb 4
Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec) 
Feb 4
Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled 
Feb 4
British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland 
Feb 5
Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted 
Feb 5
Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War 
Feb 5
Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders 
Feb 6
"Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances 
Feb 6
40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution 
Feb 6
6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah 
Feb 6
Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm 
Feb 7
1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0 
Feb 7
Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities 
Feb 7
The United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike to "re-establish some sort of Protestant or loyalist control over the affairs of the province"; loyalist paramilitaries forcibly tried to stop many people going to work and to close any businesses that had opened, North Ireland 
Feb 8
Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches," premieres in NYC 
Feb 8
Mushtaq & Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ 
Feb 8
Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal 
Feb 9
Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India. 
Feb 10
2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0 
Feb 10
83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die 
Feb 10
Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin 
Feb 11
1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ 
Feb 11
1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s) 
Feb 11
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic 
Feb 11
Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row 
Feb 12
1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine 
Feb 13
Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in NYC 
Feb 13
US dollar devalues 10% 
Feb 15
Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak 
Feb 15
USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km) 
Feb 16
WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers 
Feb 17
Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket 
Feb 18
54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash 
Feb 18
Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2 
Feb 18
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic 
Feb 20
10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins 
Feb 21
Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out 
Feb 21
Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108 
Feb 22
US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Wash DC 
Feb 23
Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London 
Feb 25
Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders 
Feb 25
Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music," premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances) 
Feb 26
Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m 
Feb 27
American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota 
Feb 27
Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox 
Feb 27
Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius 
Feb 27
White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract 
Feb 28
Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders 
Feb 28
Iraq and Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) reach an agreement on compensation for nationalization 
Mar 1
Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens 
Mar 1
Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race 
Mar 2
"Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum 
Mar 3
"Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances 
Mar 3
White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000 
Mar 4
15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America 
Mar 5
Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives 
Mar 6
In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs) 
Mar 7
Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory 
Mar 7
Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh 
Mar 8
Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens 
Mar 8
Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis 
Mar 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 8
The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country 
Mar 10
BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath 
Mar 10
Morocco adopts constitution 
Mar 11
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic 
Mar 13
Syria adopts constitution 
Mar 13
"Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances 
Mar 13
Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC 
Mar 14
Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland 
Mar 16
Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil 
Mar 16
OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value 
Mar 17
Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge 
Mar 17
St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday 
Mar 18
"Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances 
Mar 18
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
Mar 19
Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency" 
Mar 20
Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death 
Mar 21
Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals 
Mar 23
After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends 
Mar 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 23
Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US 
Mar 24
Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ 
Mar 24
Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title 
Mar 24
Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile 
Mar 24
SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams 
Mar 25
27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win 
Mar 25
Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic 
Mar 25
Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng 
Mar 26
35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76 
Mar 26
Soap "Young & Restless" premieres 
Mar 26
Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange 
Mar 26
UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title 
Mar 27
Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket 
Mar 27
Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession 
Mar 27
45th Academy Awards - "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians 
Mar 29
Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP 
Mar 29
US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution 
Mar 30
Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam 
Mar 31
Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots 
Mar 31
Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision 
Apr 1
Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic 
Apr 1
Japan allows its citizens to own gold 
Apr 1
John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence 
Apr 1
OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent 
Apr 2
CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day 
Apr 2
ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election 
Apr 2
Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service. 
Apr 3
The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States. 
Apr 5
NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19) 
Apr 5
Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter 
Apr 6
Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium 
Apr 6
Indies troops invade Sikkim 
Apr 6
Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn 
Apr 6
Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his # 
Apr 6
US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn 
Apr 6
Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks 
Apr 6
Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft. 
Apr 7
Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420 
Apr 7
Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown 
Apr 8
Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place. 
Apr 9
37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283 
Apr 9
Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam 
Apr 9
Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme 
Apr 10
BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143 
Apr 10
KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers 
Apr 10
Pakistan suspends constitution 
Apr 12
France recognizes North Vietnam 
Apr 12
Sudan adopts constitution 
Apr 12
Swaziland suspends constitution 
Apr 14
Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal 
Apr 15
2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright 
Apr 15
Walt Disney Story opens 
Apr 17
2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59 
Apr 17
77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03 
Apr 17
German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded. 
Apr 18
US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower 
Apr 19
Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow" 
Apr 19
Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president 
Apr 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 20
Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit. 
Apr 20
Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit 
Apr 25
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 26
"2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London 
Apr 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 27
KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0 
Apr 28
Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974) 
Apr 29
Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
Apr 30
Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al 
Apr 30
Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love" 
Apr 30
Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments 
May 1
SF Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7 
May 3
Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out 
May 4
1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine 
May 4
BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella 
May 4
Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings 
May 4
Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope 
May 4
Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK 
May 5
99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4 
May 6
1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1 
May 6
Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic 
May 7
Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter) 
May 8
Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager 
May 8
Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender 
May 9
For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game 
May 10
27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1 
May 10
9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4 
May 10
Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania 
May 10
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2 
May 10
Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema 
May 11
Dutch government of Uyl forms 
May 11
Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed. 
May 12
6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3 
May 12
Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92 
May 13
"Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances 
May 13
Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif 
May 13
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
May 14
Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London 
May 14
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV 
May 14
Skylab launched, 1st Space Station 
May 14
US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military 
May 15
California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0 
May 16
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar 
May 16
AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki 
May 17
"Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances 
May 17
Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run 
May 17
Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings 
May 17
Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love" 
May 17
US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado 
May 17
Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's 
May 17
Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone 
May 18
Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany 
May 18
WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill 
May 19
"Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14 
May 19
"Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances 
May 19
99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4 
May 20
"2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 perfs 
May 20
25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win 
May 20
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
May 22
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
May 22
President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up 
May 24
Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords. 
May 25
Peronist Hector Campora installed as president of Argentina 
May 25
Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Enschede 
May 25
George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK 
May 25
US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz 
May 26
Bahrain adopts its constitution 
May 26
Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1 
May 26
Chicago White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28) 
May 26
Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15 
May 26
Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31 
May 26
Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres 
May 27
Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6 
May 28
Chicago White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game started 5/26) 
May 28
Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h) 
May 29
Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California 
May 29
Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records 
May 30
Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup 
May 31
Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season 
Jun 1
George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold 
Jun 1
Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic" 
Jun 1
Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die" 
Jun 1
Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent 
Jun 2
"Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances 
Jun 3
"Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances 
Jun 3
At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed 
Jun 3
Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic 
Jun 4
43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64) 
Jun 4
A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain. 
Jun 5
43rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60) 
Jun 7
Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1 
Jun 8
Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain 
Jun 9
105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years 
Jun 10
19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills 
Jun 10
NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit 
Jun 11
Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession 
Jun 12
Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440 
Jun 12
Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer 
Jun 12
Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry 
Jun 13
Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers) 
Jun 14
46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe 
Jun 14
US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies 
Jun 15
"American Graffiti" opens in NYC 
Jun 16
Leonid I Brezhnev visit US 
Jun 17
1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa 
Jun 17
73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA 
Jun 17
Russian party leader Brezhnev visits US 
Jun 18
NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants 
Jun 19
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London 
Jun 19
Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000 
Jun 20
Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout) 
Jun 20
Juan Peron returns to Argentina 
Jun 20
SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs 
Jun 20
Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured. 
Jun 22
Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water 
Jun 22
George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World" 
Jun 22
Skylab 2's astronauts land 
Jun 23
"Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances 
Jun 23
"Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances 
Jun 23
Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched 
Jun 23
World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific 
Jun 24
Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8" 
Jun 24
Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open 
Jun 25
John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee 
Jun 25
Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France 
Jun 25
Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m 
Jun 26
London production of "Grease" premieres 
Jun 26
On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket. 
Jun 27
"Live & Let Die" premieres in US 
Jun 27
John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list" 
Jun 27
Uruguay suspends constitution 
Jun 27
The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état. 
Jun 28
Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule 
Jun 28
Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected 
Jun 28
New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one 
Jun 28
Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place 
Jun 30
"Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC 
Jun 30
Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton) 
Jun 30
Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse 
Jul 1
"Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 perfs 
Jul 1
1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61 
Jul 1
Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic 
Jul 1
Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position 
Jul 2
James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA 
Jul 2
Nation Black Network begins operation on radio 
Jul 3
Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses 
Jul 3
General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA 
Jul 4
Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London 
Jul 4
CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms 
Jul 4
In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth" 
Jul 5
"Live & Let Die" James Bond film premieres 
Jul 5
Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps 
Jul 5
Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup 
Jul 5
Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds 
Jul 7
78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India) 
Jul 7
80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final 
Jul 7
87th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63) 
Jul 7
All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels 
Jul 7
Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland) 
Jul 7
Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9) 
Jul 7
Shoelace Park in the Bronx named 
Jul 8
Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker 
Jul 8
NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant 
Jul 9
9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel 
Jul 10
Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution 
Jul 11
Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed 
Jul 12
A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States. 
Jul 13
Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0 
Jul 13
Hector de Campora resigns as pres of Argentina 
Jul 14
102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon 
Jul 14
Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers 
Jul 15
California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0 
Jul 15
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
Jul 15
Paul Getty III kidnapped 
Jul 15
Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide 
Jul 15
Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs 
Jul 16
During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes 
Jul 17
Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees 
Jul 19
Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial) 
Jul 20
Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ 
Jul 20
Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0 
Jul 20
The US Senate passes the War Powers Act. 
Jul 21
Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR 
Jul 21
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific 
Jul 21
USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet 
Jul 22
28th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning 
Jul 23
Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die 
Jul 23
Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman 
Jul 23
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 23
Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation 
Jul 24
44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC 
Jul 24
All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants) 
Jul 25
George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album 
Jul 25
USSR launches Mars 5 
Jul 26
Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London 
Jul 27
40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103) 
Jul 27
Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners 
Jul 28
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 28
Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer win Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament 
Jul 28
Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched 
Jul 29
$180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton 
Jul 29
Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy 
Jul 30
Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0 
Jul 31
ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets 
Jul 31
Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later 
Jul 31
Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose 
Aug 1
H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF 
Aug 1
Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park 
Aug 2
George Brett gets his 1st hit 
Aug 3
Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK) 
Aug 3
National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections 
Aug 5
Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55 
Aug 5
Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0 
Aug 5
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic 
Aug 5
USSR launches Mars 6 
Aug 6
Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame 
Aug 6
Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma 
Aug 8
US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign. 
Aug 9
Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings 
Aug 9
USSR launches Mars 7 
Aug 10
1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station 
Aug 12
55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve 
Aug 12
Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens 
Aug 12
WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris 
Aug 14
Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts 
Aug 14
US ends secret bombing of Cambodia 
Aug 15
Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens 
Aug 15
David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London 
Aug 15
USSR performs nuclear test 
Aug 17
Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one 
Aug 17
Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati) 
Aug 18
Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet 
Aug 18
Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record 
Aug 19
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 19
Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years 
Aug 19
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open 
Aug 22
Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws 
Aug 22
Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs 
Aug 23
Intelsat communications satellite launched 
Aug 24
Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's 
Aug 24
John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium 
Aug 25
Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash 
Aug 25
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 25
Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings 
Aug 25
Zambia adopts constitution 
Aug 26
David Eisenhower writes his last sports column 
Aug 26
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
Aug 26
University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing 
Aug 26
10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners 
Aug 28
"Monster Mash" goes gold 
Aug 28
"Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold 
Aug 28
6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527 
Aug 28
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 28
India & Pakistan sign POW accord 
Aug 28
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Aug 30
Danny Seiwell quits Wings 
Aug 31
1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman) 
Aug 31
PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony 
Sep 1
74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark) 
Sep 1
George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 1
Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions 
Sep 2
Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers 
Sep 2
Netherlands wins hockey world's championship 
Sep 2
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 3
General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA 
Sep 3
Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 4
William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA 
Sep 5
"Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances 
Sep 5
1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket 
Sep 5
Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands 
Sep 6
New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed 
Sep 7
Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion 
Sep 7
Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner 
Sep 8
87th US Women's Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62) 
Sep 8
Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers 
Sep 8
Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709) 
Sep 8
Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974 
Sep 8
"Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV 
Sep 9
93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62) 
Sep 9
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
Sep 10
Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton 
Sep 10
NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis 
Sep 11
Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup 
Sep 12
2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit) 
Sep 12
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 13
ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics 
Sep 13
Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout 
Sep 13
Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea 
Sep 14
Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise 
Sep 14
Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s 
Sep 14
Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout 
Sep 15
Dutch Guilder devalued 5% 
Sep 15
Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing 
Sep 15
Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles 
Sep 15
OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually 
Sep 16
"Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances 
Sep 16
Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13 
Sep 16
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open 
Sep 18
German FR & German DR admitted to UN 
Sep 19
Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden 
Sep 19
Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx) 
Sep 19
NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington DC 
Sep 19
Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms 
Sep 19
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 20
Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match 
Sep 20
Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season 
Sep 21
Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000 
Sep 21
NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games 
Sep 21
Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000 
Sep 22
"Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway 
Sep 22
20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland 
Sep 22
Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers 
Sep 22
Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State 
Sep 23
Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power 
Sep 23
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open 
Sep 23
Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered 
Sep 24
Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal 
Sep 24
St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals 
Sep 25
3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days 
Sep 25
Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium 
Sep 26
Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years) 
Sep 26
Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors 
Sep 26
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington DC to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m). 
Sep 27
Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season 
Sep 27
Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days) 
Sep 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 28
Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train 
Sep 28
ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile. 
Sep 29
"Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33 
Sep 29
"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1 
Sep 29
Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit) 
Sep 29
Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents 
Sep 29
Soyuz 12 returns to Earth 
Sep 30
3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07 
Sep 30
4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54 
Sep 30
Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions 
Sep 30
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open 
Sep 30
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 30
Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager 
Oct 1
Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager 
Oct 1
USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens 
Oct 3
Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader 
Oct 4
Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam 
Oct 5
Signature of the European Patent Convention. 
Oct 6
Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel 
Oct 7
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
Oct 7
Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company. 
Oct 8
NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson 
Oct 8
Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece 
Oct 8
OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail. 
Oct 9
1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942 
Oct 9
Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal 
Oct 9
Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors 
Oct 10
NY Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS 
Oct 10
US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns 
Oct 11
Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant 
Oct 12
Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria 
Oct 12
Juan Peron elected president of Argentina 
Oct 12
Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP 
Oct 13
Jordan enters Yom Kippur war 
Oct 13
Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol" 
Oct 14
Egyptian tanks move further into Israel 
Oct 14
Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic 
Oct 14
Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him 
Oct 15
7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins 
Oct 15
Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed 
Oct 16
Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal 
Oct 16
Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize 
Oct 16
Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta 
Oct 16
Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage 
Oct 16
The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent 
Oct 17
OPEC oil ministers agree to use oil weapon in Arab-Israeli War, mandate cut in exports, and recommend embargo against unfriendly states 
Oct 18
"Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances 
Oct 18
Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin 
Oct 18
Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC 
Oct 18
Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief 
Oct 19
Ringo releases "Photograph" 
Oct 19
Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States 
Oct 20
Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz" 
Oct 20
OPEC oil embargo begins 
Oct 20
President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century 
Oct 20
Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House 
Oct 20
US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox 
Oct 20
Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned 
Oct 20
The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass 
Oct 21
A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series 
Oct 21
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic 
Oct 21
Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game. 
Oct 22
Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon 
Oct 22
Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War 
Oct 23
Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica 
Oct 23
UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted 
Oct 23
Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president 
Oct 23
Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands 
Oct 24
Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike 
Oct 24
John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone 
Oct 24
Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus 
Oct 25
Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship 
Oct 25
Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris 
Oct 25
SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell 
Oct 26
Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army 
Oct 26
President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal 
Oct 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 26
Wings release "Helen Wheels" 
Oct 27
1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2 
Oct 27
Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6 
Oct 28
Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record) 
Oct 28
Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open 
Oct 30
Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award 
Oct 30
The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time. 
Oct 31
Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award 
Oct 31
Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter 
Nov 1
"Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances 
Nov 1
The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu . 
Nov 2
"Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV 
Nov 2
OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms 
Nov 3
Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury 
Nov 4
Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou 
Nov 4
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic 
Nov 4
M Medoff's "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" premieres in NYC 
Nov 4
New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills 
Nov 4
The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters. 
Nov 5
BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service 
Nov 5
Arab producers announce 25 percent cut in oil production 
Nov 6
"Man With the Golden Girl" begins shooting 
Nov 6
Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on NYC 
Nov 6
Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit 
Nov 7
NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league 
Nov 7
US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links 
Nov 8
Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai 
Nov 9
Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan) 
Nov 9
Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support 
Nov 9
Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album 
Nov 12
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th String Quartet premieres 
Nov 13
"Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances 
Nov 13
Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously 
Nov 14
"Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances 
Nov 14
Canada begins production of Olympic coins 
Nov 14
Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner 
Nov 15
Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war 
Nov 16
John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album 
Nov 16
US Presidennt Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline 
Nov 16
Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit 
Nov 17
Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed 
Nov 17
Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse" 
Nov 17
US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook" 
Nov 18
Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests 
Nov 18
Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC 
Nov 19
Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair 
Nov 21
Pete Rose wins NL MVP 
Nov 21
Pres Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate 
Nov 22
The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded. 
Nov 23
Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa 
Nov 24
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
Nov 25
3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai 
Nov 25
61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18 
Nov 25
Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos 
Nov 25
Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure 
Nov 26
Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape 
Nov 27
Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 27
Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC 
Nov 27
Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP 
Nov 27
US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls 
Nov 28
Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine 
Nov 28
Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 30
M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44 
Nov 30
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman 
Dec 1
Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea 
Dec 1
Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year 
Dec 1
Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic