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1973 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 1973 – Elvis Presley’s concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
- February 3, 1973 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 22, 1973 – Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
- June 28, 1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
- July 25, 1973 – Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched.
- September 28, 1973 – The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT’s alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
- October 16, 1973 – Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- October 20, 1973 – “Saturday Night Massacre”: President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
- December 1, 1973 – Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
- 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 11, 1973 – Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer
- January 12, 1973 – Hande Yener, Turkish singer
- April 9, 1973 – Spenny Rice, Canadian entertainer
- April 10, 1973 – Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
- April 17, 1973 – Brett Maher, Australian basketballer
- April 19, 1973 – Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer
- May 25, 1973 – Daz Dillinger, American rapper
- September 23, 1973 – Artim Šakiri, Macedonian football player
- November 9, 1973 – Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer
- December 16, 1973 – Luisa Ranieri, Italian actress