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1973 Historical Event(s)
- February 3, 1973 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- May 11, 1973 – Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
- May 29, 1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
- September 11, 1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
- October 8, 1973 – Greek military junta of 1967–1974: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
- October 20, 1973 – The Sydney Opera House opens.
- October 21, 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
- October 23, 1973 – A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
- December 20, 1973 – The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- December 24, 1973 – District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
Who Were Born On 1973?
- January 23, 1973 – Lanei Chapman, American actress
- May 16, 1973 – Tori Spelling, American actress
- June 13, 1973 – Sam Adams, American football player
- June 27, 1973 – Abbath Doom Occulta, Norwegian black metal musician/songwriter (Immortal)
- July 22, 1973 – Daniel Jones, English-born Australian musician (Savage Garden)
- August 29, 1973 – Adam Sessler, American TV show host
- September 2, 1973 – Indika de Saram, Sri Lankan cricketer
- October 10, 1973 – Zach Thornton, American soccer player
- December 14, 1973 – Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001)
- December 30, 1973 – Jason Behr, American actor