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1973 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1973 – Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
- February 3, 1973 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 11, 1973 – Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
- March 24, 1973 – Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
- April 2, 1973 – The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
- May 31, 1973 – The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
- September 19, 1973 – King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
- September 23, 1973 – Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
- November 17, 1973 – The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
- December 6, 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).
Who Were Born On 1973?
- January 18, 1973 – Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer and Gladiator
- April 24, 1973 – Eric Snow, American basketball player
- May 17, 1973 – Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
- June 1, 1973 – Heidi Klum, German model
- June 17, 1973 – Louis Leterrier, French film director
- June 18, 1973 – Julie Depardieu, French actress
- July 12, 1973 – Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
- July 16, 1973 – Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer
- October 19, 1973 – Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
- November 19, 1973 – Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter