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1973 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
- 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.
- January 15, 1973 – Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
- February 3, 1973 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 1973 – Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.
- April 4, 1973 – The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
- May 17, 1973 – Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
- October 10, 1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
- October 16, 1973 – Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- November 27, 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
Who Were Born On 1973?
- January 8, 1973 – Mark Knight, English sound designer
- January 11, 1973 – Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress
- March 24, 1973 – Jim Parsons, American actor
- April 10, 1973 – Christopher Simmons, American designer
- April 27, 1973 – Andre Gower, American actor
- June 13, 1973 – Tanner Foust, American racing driver
- July 17, 1973 – Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
- September 16, 1973 – Justin Haythe, American writer
- October 22, 1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player