1973 in History – What happened in year 1973

In history, year 1973 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1973.

Know what happened in 1973:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 JuneAt the Paris Air Show, a Tupolev Tu-144 broke up in mid-flightand disintegrated, killing the six members of the crew and eightbystanders on the ground.
10 July John Paul Getty III, grandson of American oil magnate J. PaulGetty, was kidnapped in Rome.
11 AugustAt a party in the recreation room of a New York City apartmentbuilding, DJ Kool Herc began rapping during an extended break, layingthe foundation for hip-hop music.
21 FebruaryAfter accidentally having strayed into Israeli airspace, Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 was shot down by two Israeli fighter planes.
15 DecemberThe American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality fromits official list of mental disorders, the DSM-II.
24 DecemberThe United States Congress granted Washington, D.C. home rule,allowing the residents to elect their own mayor and city council.
28 DecemberU.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Actinto law, a wide-ranging environmental law designed to protectcritically imperiled species from extinction as a 'consequence ofeconomic growth and development untempered by adequate concern andconservation.'
16 NovemberU.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska PipelineAuthorization Act, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipelineto transport oil from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska.
05 OctoberSeven nations signed the European Patent Convention, providingan autonomous legal system according to which European patents aregranted.
06 OctoberEgypt, under the leadership of President Anwar Sadat, launchedOperation Badr in co-ordination with Syria, crossing the Suez Canal andattacking the fortified Israeli Bar Lev Line, starting the Yom KippurWar.
10 OctoberUnited States Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after beingcharged with tax evasion.
14 OctoberAfter student protests against the Thai military governmentturned to violence, King Bhumibol Adulyadej announced that PrimeMinister Thanom Kittikachorn had resigned.
20 OctoberElizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, formallyopened the Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour.
30 OctoberIstanbul's 1,510-metre (4,950 ft) long Bosphorus Bridge wascompleted, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over theBosphorus Strait.
31 OctoberThree Provisional Irish Republican Army members escaped fromMountjoy Prison in Dublin after a hijacked helicopter landed in theprison's exercise yard.
11 AugustAt a party in the recreation room of a New York City apartmentbuilding, DJ Kool Herc began rapping during an extended break, layingthe foundation for hip-hop music.
29 AugustSwedish police used gas bombs to end a seven-day hostagesituation in Stockholm; during the incident the hostages had bonded withtheir captors, giving rise to the term 'Stockholm syndrome'.
10 JulyJohn Paul Getty III, grandson of American oil magnate J. PaulGetty, was kidnapped in Rome.
17 JulyMohammed Zahir Shah, the last King of Afghanistan, was oustedin a coup by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoingeye surgery.
21 JulyMossad agents mistakenly assassinated a Moroccan waiter inLillehammer, Norway, whom they believed had been involved in the 1972Munich Olympics massacre.
03 JuneAt the Paris Air Show, a Tupolev Tu-144 broke up in mid-flightand disintegrated, killing the six members of the crew and eightbystanders on the ground.
09 JuneSecretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths, achieving thefirst American Triple Crown victory in a quarter-century, and loweringthe track and world record times for 1½ mile distance races to 2:24
14 MayThe NASA space station Skylab was launched from Cape Canaveral.
02 AprilThe LEXIS computer-assisted legal research service launched asa continuation of an experiment organized by the Ohio State Bar in 1967.
03 AprilOn a New York City street, Motorola researcher Martin Coopermade the first public call on a handheld mobile phone.
04 AprilThe World Trade Center in New York City was officiallydedicated, about a year after the second of the building complex's twintowers was completed.
26 March The first episode of The Young and the Restless was broadcast,eventually becoming the most watched daytime drama on Americantelevision from 1988 onwards.
29 March Vietnam War-The United States ended Operation Barrel Roll, acovert bombing campaign in Laos to help stem an increasing tide ofPeople's Army of Vietnam and Pathet Lao offensives.
21 FebruaryAfter accidentally having strayed into Israeli airspace, LibyanArab Airlines Flight 114 was shot down by two Israeli fighter planes.
03 JanuaryAmerican businessman George Steinbrenner and a group ofinvestors bought the New York Yankees professional baseball team forUS$8.7 million.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1973:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 March Valery Kobelev / Jumper / Russia
06 March Trent Willmon / Writer / United States of America
07 DecemberHack Meyers / Wrestler / United States of America
07 DecemberDamien Rice / Singer / Ireland
07 JulyKārlis Skrastiņš / Ice Hockey Player / Latvia
08 January Mike Cameron / Baseball Player / United States of America
08 March Anneke van Giersbergen / Singer / Netherlands
09 JulyEnrique Murciano / Actor / United States of America
11 AprilJennifer Esposito / Actress / United States of America
13 JuneStuart Karppinen / Cricketer / Australia
13 NovemberAri Hoenig / Drummer / United States of America
16 February Cathy Freeman / Sprinter / Australia
18 AprilDerrick Brooks / Footballer / United States of America
22 SeptemberYoo Chae-yeong / Singer / South Korea
23 MayMaxwell / Writer / United States of America
23 JulyNomar Garciaparra / Baseball Player / United States of America
25 MayMolly Sims / Actress / United States of America
26 MayNaomi Harris / Photographer / United States of America
26 DecemberNobuhiko Matsunaka / Baseball Player / Japan
30 OctoberEdge / Actor / Canada

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1973:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 JuneLeander Paes / Tennis Player / India
01 NovemberAishwarya Rai Bachchan / Actress / India
24 AprilSachin Tendulkar / Player / India
11 January Rahul Dravid / Cricketer / India
03 AprilNilesh Kulkarni / Cricketer / India
20 FebruaryPriyanshu Chatterjee / Actor / India
03 AprilPrabhu Deva / Director / India
23 JulyHimesh Reshammiya / Writer / India
24 AprilSachin Tendulkar / Cricketer / India
30 JulySonu Nigam / Actor / India
05 JanuaryUday Chopra / Actor / India
09 JuneManpreet Brar / Actress / India
01 JulyAkhilesh Yadav / Politician / India
24 MayShirish Kunder / Producer / India
16 NovemberPullela Gopichand / Player / India
24 AprilSachin Tendulkar / Cricketer / India
07 JulyKailash Kher / Writer / India
01 NovemberAishwarya Rai Bachchan / Actress / India
04 March Chandra Sekhar Yeleti / Writer / India

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