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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.
- May 3, 1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.
- May 25, 1973 – HNS Velos (D-16), while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
- June 21, 1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
- August 23, 1973 – A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
- October 16, 1973 – Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- October 17, 1973 – OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria.
- November 24, 1973 – A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months.
- December 15, 1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
Who Were Born On 1973?
- March 4, 1973 – Jennifer Cole, American model, actress and game show/talk show host
- March 8, 1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
- April 12, 1973 – Claudia Jordan, American model
- June 9, 1973 – Laura Ponte, Spanish model and member (by marriage) of the Spanish Royal Family
- July 20, 1973 – Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
- July 28, 1973 – Marc Dupré, Quebec humorist and singer
- August 24, 1973 – Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor
- September 5, 1973 – Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress
- December 5, 1973 – Shalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel and actress
- December 27, 1973 – Dee Ferris, British painter