Events in year of 1973

  • 01-01Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 01-01West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
  • 01-03George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
  • 01-05Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 01-05Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 01-06"Schoolhouse Rock, " premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 01-07"Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 01-07British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 01-07Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
  • 01-07US Poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • 01-07WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-08"Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 01-08Secret peace talks between US and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • 01-08USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • 01-09Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • 01-10Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 01-11American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 01-11Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • 01-11Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
  • 01-13"Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 01-13Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
  • 01-14Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 01-14Super Bowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • 01-14Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7 in LA
  • 01-14Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps / min on BBC TV
  • 01-154 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • 01-15Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • 01-15Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
  • 01-15President Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam
  • 01-16NBC presents 440th and final showing of "Bonanza"

People born in year of 1973

  • 01-01Clyde Wijnhard: Soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • 01-01Fang Li: Hunan, China -- Tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • 01-01Justin Armour: NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 01-01Mercury Hayes: Wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-02Abu Wilson: Running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-02Chris Woodruff: Knoxville, Tennessee -- Tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
  • 01-02Fredric Ford: WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores) / NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • 01-02Sarah Schwald: Bellingham, Washington -- 1.5k runner
  • 01-03Paula Knoll: Moorhead, Minnesota -- Miss America - Minnesota (1996)
  • 01-03Tyrone Brown: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-04Lamont Warren: NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-04Ray Mickens: Cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 01-04Todd Sauerbrun: NFL punter / kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Bobby Engram: Wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Brian Milne: Fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 01-07Ricky Wood: Van Nuys, California -- Diver (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Robert Dunn: Glen Cove, New York -- Team handball left wing (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Aaron Holbert: US baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 01-09Ronald Hamming: Soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
  • 01-10Berry Radstraat: Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • 01-10Glenn Robinson: Gary, Indiana -- NBA forward (Milw, Olympics - Gold - 96)
  • 01-10Travis Davis: NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 01-11Dave Dickenson: CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 01-12Greg Morton: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King)
  • 01-13Nikolai Khabibulin: Sverdlovsk, Russia -- NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 01-14Ed Howard: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-14Lethon Flowers: NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-14Rod Myers: Conroe, Texas -- Outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 01-15Daniel Nijhof: Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 01-15Randy Srochenski: CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

People died in year of 1973

  • 01-05Cornelis van Dis: Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • 01-11Isabel Randolph: Actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • 01-11Rudolf Kubin: Composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • 01-15Jef Alpaerts: Flemish pianist / conductor, dies at 68
  • 01-16Ray Barrett: Sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • 01-17Fred Essler: Actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
  • 01-19Max Adrian: Actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
  • 01-20Amilcar L Cabral: Fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • 01-22Lyndon B Johnson: President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
  • 01-24J Carrol Naish: Actor (Charlie Chan-Adventures of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • 01-26Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg]: Actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • 01-26Meijer Sluyser: Dutch journalist / commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • 01-29Johannes Paul Thilman: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-29Ludwig Stossel: Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • 01-30Jack McGowan: Actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • 01-31Ragnar Frisch: Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • 02-02Henry J Elias: Flemish Historian / Mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • 02-03Edward Lockspeiser: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-05George Morrison: Dies at 82
  • 02-05L C William Nolde: Last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • 02-06Ira S Bowen: US physicist / astronomer (Mt Wilson / Palomar), dies at 74
  • 02-09Max Yasgur: Owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • 02-11Hans D Jensen: German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • 02-12Benjamin Frankel: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-15Wally Cox: Actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • 02-18Franc Costello: US gangster, dies at 82
  • 02-20Brigitte Reimann: Writer, dies at 39
  • 02-20Joseph Szigeti: Hungarian / US violinist, dies at 80
  • 02-20Maurice Dallimore: Actor (Collector), dies at 60
  • 02-22Elizabeth Bowen: Anglo-Irish Novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in London at 73

Events in year of 1974

  • 01-01Lee MacPhail takes over as AL President, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • 01-01NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 01-01World Population Year begins
  • 01-0255 mph speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • 01-02Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • 01-03Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as Premier of Spain
  • 01-03Burma accepts its constitution
  • 01-03Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • 01-03New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • 01-04Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • 01-05Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
  • 01-06"CBS Mystery Theater, " premieres on radio
  • 01-06England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
  • 01-07Dutch rations gasoline
  • 01-08Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • 01-08Loch Ness Monster photographed
  • 01-08Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • 01-11ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • 01-12"Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • 01-12Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
  • 01-13Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • 01-14World Football League founded
  • 01-15"Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • 01-1524th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • 01-16"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
  • 01-16L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • 01-16New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-18"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-18Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord
  • 01-19Belgium government of Leburton falls

People born in year of 1974

  • 01-01Johnie Church: NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-02Juha Lind: NHL forward (Team Finland Olympics - Bronze - 1998, Dallas)
  • 01-03Stefan Ustorf: Kaufbeuren, Germany -- NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 01-03Todd Warriner: Blenheim -- NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 01-04Carl Powell: Defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-05Calvin Collins: Center / guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-05John Drew Nichols: Oklahoma, United States -- Rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 01-05Michelle Scerri: Melbourne, Victoria -- Golfer (1995 Tasmanian)
  • 01-06Juan Roque: Tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-06Marcus Crandell: CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 01-06Paul Grant: NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 01-07Jennifer LeRoy: Craig, Colorado -- Playmate (Feb, 1993)
  • 01-08Arjan Blaauw: Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 01-08Brian Roberson: Wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-09Jamain Stephens: NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-10Andre Kirwan: CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 01-10Hollis Thomas: Defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-11Echo Leta Johnson: Austin, Texas -- Playmate (Jan, 1993)
  • 01-11Goran Lozanovski: Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996)
  • 01-11Rod Jones: NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 01-11Toderick Malone: WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 01-11Warren Morris: Alexandria, Louisiana -- Baseball infielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-13Matt Lepsis: NFL tackle (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
  • 01-13Sergei Brylin: Moscow, Russia -- NHL center (New Jersey Devils)
  • 01-14Hugues Legault: Montreal, Quebec -- 50m swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-14Kevin Jefferson: NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 01-14Michael Dritlein: WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 01-14Nancy Napolski: Hinsdale, Idaho -- Air rifle (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-15Aubrey Jo Hiller: Missoula, Montana -- Miss America - Montana (1997)
  • 01-15Mike Minter: Safety (Carolina Panthers)

People died in year of 1974

  • 01-02Tex Ritter: Country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • 01-03Gino Cervi: Actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • 01-04Karel Janacek: Composer, dies at 70
  • 01-05Roy Bargy: Orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • 01-06David Alfaro Siqueiros: Mexican Sculptor / muralist, dies at 77
  • 01-14Josef Smrkovsky: Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • 01-15Karel Salmon: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-20Edmund Blunden: British Poet / critic, dies at 77
  • 01-21Jan Arends: Dutch Poet / author, dies at 48
  • 01-21Lewis L Strauss: Head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • 01-26S v Vegesack: Writer, dies at 85
  • 01-26Wiktor Labunski: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-27Georgios Grivas: Greek General / oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • 01-27Paula Ludwig: Writer, dies at 74
  • 01-28Dino Buzzati: Writer, dies at 67
  • 01-31Harry Baum: Actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • 01-31Paul Haesaerts: Flemish Architect / Painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • 01-31Roger Pryor: Actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72
  • 01-31Samuel Goldwyn: Polish / English / US film magnate (MGM), dies at 91
  • 02-01Lynda Ann Healy: 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 02-04Mihail Andricu: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-07Arline Judge: Actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • 02-08Fern Andra: Dies at 80
  • 02-08Fritz Zwicky: Swiss / US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75
  • 02-09Cees de Lange: Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • 02-11Anna Q Nilsson: Actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • 02-15Kurt Magnus Atterberg: Composer, dies at 86
  • 02-20David Monrad Johansen: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-23Florence Rice: Actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • 02-27Pat Brady: Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59