1973 in History
January 1 47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)
January 1 Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th - 9th members of Common Market
January 1 West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
January 3 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
January 5 Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
January 5 Netherlands recognizes East Germany
January 6 "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
January 7 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
January 7 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
January 7 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
January 7 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 14 performances
January 7 U.S. poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
January 7 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 8 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 vs. Pakistan at SCG
January 8 Secret peace talks between U.S. and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
January 8 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 8 performances
January 8 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
January 9 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
January 10 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
January 11 American League adopts designated hitter rule
January 11 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
January 11 Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington D.C.
January 13 Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
January 13 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 8 performances
January 14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
January 14 Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
January 14 Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
January 14 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minute on BBC TV
January 15 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
January 15 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
January 15 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
January 15 President Nixon suspends all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam
January 16 NBC presents 440th and final showing of "Bonanza"
January 16 U.S.S.R.'s Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
January 17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
January 17 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
January 18 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
January 18 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
January 18 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
January 21 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
January 21 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
January 22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
January 22 Roe vs Wade: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
January 22 US, North and South Vietnam and Vietcong sign boundary accord
January 23 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
January 23 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
January 23 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
January 23 President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
January 24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 26 Belgium government of Leburton forms
January 27 U.S. and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest U.S. war and military draft
January 27 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
January 27 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
January 27 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
January 27 William Rogers and Nguyen Duy Trinh sign U.S. - North Vietnam treaty
January 28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
January 28 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
January 28 Mickey Welch, George Kelly and Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
January 28 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
January 30 1st Kiss concert (Queens New York)
January 30 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at New York Rangers
January 30 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty on all counts
January 30 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens New York)
February 1 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
February 2 James R. Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA
February 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
February 2 Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA
February 2 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, New Zealand vs. Pakistan, Wellington
February 3 Dr. Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 and peaks at #6
February 3 President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
February 4 Islanders and Sabres had a penalty free game
February 4 Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec)
February 4 "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 861 performances
February 4 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
February 5 Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted
February 5 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam War
February 5 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
February 6 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
February 6 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
February 6 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
February 6 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 31 performances
February 7 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
February 7 Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
February 8 Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches," premieres in New York City
February 8 Mushtaq and Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket vs. New Zealand
February 8 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
February 10 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
February 10 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
February 10 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 vs. New Zealand Dunedin
February 11 1st one-day international for Pakistan and New Zealand
February 11 1st sub 17-minute 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
February 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
February 11 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
February 12 1st U.S. POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
February 13 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in New York City
February 13 U.S. dollar devalues 10 percent
February 15 Friendsville Academy (Tennessee) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
February 15 U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
February 16 WI vs. Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
February 17 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut vs. Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
February 18 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
February 18 Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2
February 18 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
February 20 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
February 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
February 21 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
February 22 U.S. and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington D.C.
February 23 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
February 25 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
February 25 "Little Night Music" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 601 performances
February 25 Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music," premieres in New York City
February 26 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
February 27 American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
February 27 Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox
February 27 Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
February 27 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
February 27 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract
February 28 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
March 1 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
March 1 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
March 2 "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
March 3 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 31 performances
March 3 White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000
March 4 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
March 5 Yankee pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce they swapped wives
March 6 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 home runs and knocks in 7 RBIs)
March 7 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
March 7 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
March 8 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/U.S. longest, opens
March 8 Paul and Linda McCartney are fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis
March 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 10 BPAA U.S. Open by Mike McGrath
March 10 Morocco adopts constitution
March 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
March 13 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 605 performances
March 13 Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St. New York City
March 13 Syria adopts constitution
March 14 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
March 17 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
March 17 St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
March 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
March 18 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 296 performances
March 19 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
March 20 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death
March 21 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals
March 23 After a 5 year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
March 23 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 23 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in U.S.
March 24 Harley Race beats Dory Funk, Jr. in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
March 24 Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title
March 24 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
March 24 San Francisco 49er President Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
March 25 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win
March 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
March 25 Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test vs. Eng
March 26 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
March 26 Soap "Young and Restless" premieres
March 26 Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
March 26 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
March 27 45th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
March 27 Dennis Amiss out for 99 vs. Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
March 27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession
March 29 Dave Cowens, wins NBA MVP
March 29 U.S. troops leave Vietnam, 9 years after Tonkin Resolution
March 30 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
March 31 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs. Islanders, on 60 shots
March 31 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
April 1 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
April 1 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
April 1 John and Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
April 2 CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
April 2 Ed Kemper stuffs mother's throat in disposal
April 2 ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean President election
April 5 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)
April 5 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
April 6 Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
April 6 Indies troops invade Sikkim
April 6 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter and Saturn
April 6 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his number
April 6 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
April 7 Cleveland sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420
April 7 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 vs. WI Georgetown
April 9 37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
April 9 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
April 9 Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
April 10 BEA flight to Basel, Switzerland, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
April 10 Kansas City opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
April 10 Pakistan suspends constitution
April 12 France recognizes North Vietnam
April 12 Sudan adopts constitution
April 12 Swaziland suspends constitution
April 14 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
April 15 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
April 15 Walt Disney Store opens
April 17 2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59
April 17 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03
April 19 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow"
April 19 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
April 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 20 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
April 25 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London
April 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 27 Kansas City Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
April 29 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
April 30 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman
April 30 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
April 30 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
May 1 San Francisco Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
May 3 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building finished
May 3 Kansas City Royals' George Brett gets his 1st major league hit
May 4 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
May 4 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
May 4 Longest game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20
May 4 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
May 4 Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
May 4 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
May 5 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
May 6 1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1
May 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
May 8 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs manager Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, thus technically becoming baseball's 1st black manager
May 8 Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
May 9 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 home runs in a game
May 10 27th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
May 10 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 8-4
May 10 Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
May 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
May 11 Dutch government of Uyl forms
May 12 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
May 12 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
May 13 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California
May 13 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 49 performances
May 13 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
May 14 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
May 14 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
May 14 Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
May 14 U.S. Supreme Court approves equal rights to females in military
May 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats Kansas City Royals, 3-0
May 16 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar
May 16 AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki
May 17 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
May 17 Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run
May 17 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 21 performances
May 17 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings
May 17 Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"
May 17 U.S. performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle, Colorado
May 18 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
May 19 99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4
May 19 "Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
May 19 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater New York City for 17 performances
May 20 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 613 performances
May 20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family and Mary Tyler Moore
May 20 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
May 22 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
May 22 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
May 25 Argentine Peronist Hector Campora installed as president
May 25 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Monchengladbach
May 25 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in the United Kingdom
May 25 U.S. launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
May 26 Bahrain adopts it's constitution
May 26 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
May 26 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
May 26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
May 26 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John and Ernest hits #31
May 26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
May 27 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6
May 28 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game started 5/26)
May 29 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
May 29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
May 30 Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup
May 31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th cricket run of English season
June 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
June 1 Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
June 1 Paul McCartney and Wings release "Live and Let Die"
June 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 21 performances
June 3 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner, crashes
June 3 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic
June 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater New York City after 17 performances
June 3 Tupolev 144 crashes at Paris, 15 killed
June 4 43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)
June 5 43rd French Mens Tennis: Ilse Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)
June 7 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
June 8 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
June 9 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24
June 10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
June 10 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
June 12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, New Zealand Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
June 12 Yankees trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
June 13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey and Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8 years (Los Angeles Dodgers)
June 14 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe
June 15 "American Graffiti" opens in New York City
June 16 Leonid I Brezhnev visit U.S.
June 17 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
June 17 73rd U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
June 17 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits U.S.
June 18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
June 19 Pete Rose and Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
June 19 "Rocky Horror Picture Show," stage production opens in London
June 20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
June 20 Juan Peron returns to Argentina
June 20 San Francisco Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off home runs
June 22 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
June 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
June 22 Skylab 2's astronauts land
June 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 49 performances
June 23 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game home run in which he pitched
June 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 506 performances
June 24 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
June 24 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
June 25 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
June 25 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits France
June 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
June 26 London production of "Grease" premieres
June 27 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
June 27 "Live and Let Die" premieres in U.S.
June 27 Uruguay suspends constitution
June 28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
June 28 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
June 30 Biggest U.S. tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
June 30 "Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC
June 30 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-minute solar eclipse
July 1 1st U.S. - China basketball game, U.S. collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
July 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 711 performances
July 1 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
July 2 James R. Schlesinger, ends term as 9th director of CIA
July 2 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
July 3 Brothers Jim and Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
July 3 General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA
July 4 Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
July 4 CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market, forms
July 4 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
July 5 Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps
July 5 "Live and Let Die," James Bond film premieres
July 5 Major General Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda
July 5 Rwanda military coup under general-major Habyalimana
July 5 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird vs. New Zealand at Leeds
July 7 1st all - U.S. women's Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert
July 7 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river, India
July 7 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert, 60 75
July 7 87th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli, 61 98 63
July 7 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
July 7 Baltimore Orioles pull their 4th triple play, 5-4-3 vs Oakland
July 7 Glenda Reiser, Canada, sets record women's mile, 4:34.9
July 7 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
July 8 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
July 8 New York Mets are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
July 9 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
July 10 Bahamas declares Independence from U.K. and adopts constitution
July 11 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
July 13 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating Kansas City 5-0
July 13 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
July 14 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
July 14 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers
July 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
July 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
July 15 Paul Getty III kidnapped
July 15 Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
July 15 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 home runs
July 16 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
July 17 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
July 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
July 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with New York Yankees, 12-2, and 7-0
July 20 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
July 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th home run
July 21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
July 21 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
July 22 28th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
July 23 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St. Louis-36 die
July 23 President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
July 23 Qaboos bin Said Al Said, becomes Sultan and Prime Minister of Oman
July 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 24 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
July 24 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds for the San Francisco Giants
July 25 George Harrison pays 1,000,000 pounds tax on his Bangladesh concert and album
July 25 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 5
July 26 Peter Shaffers "Equus," premieres in London
July 27 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
July 27 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
July 28 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 28 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
July 28 Skylab 3's astronauts, Bean, Garriott and Lousma, launched
July 29 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York, Hilton
July 29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
July 30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
July 31 ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to New York Nets
July 31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
July 31 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut vs. WI as England lose
August 1 H. J. Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
August 1 Munson and Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
August 3 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park, Isle of Man, UK
August 3 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
August 5 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
August 5 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0
August 5 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
August 5 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 6
August 6 Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
August 6 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma
August 8 Vice President Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign
August 9 Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
August 9 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 7
August 10 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
August 12 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury, Cleveland
August 12 Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child and Family Service Golf Opens
August 12 WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
August 14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Baltimore Colts
August 14 U.S. ends secret bombing of Cambodia
August 15 Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens
August 15 David Storey's "Cromwell," premieres in London
August 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
August 17 Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one
August 17 Willie Mays hits 660th and last home run (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
August 18 Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
August 18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
August 19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 19 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
August 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St. Paul Golf Open
August 22 Chilean parliament accuses President Allende violating laws
August 23 Intelsat communications satellite launched
August 24 John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
August 25 Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
August 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 25 Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
August 25 Zambia adopts constitution
August 26 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, California, beating a field of 1,500 runners
August 26 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
August 26 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
August 26 University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
August 28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
August 28 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 28 India and Pakistan sign POW accord
August 28 "Monster Mash" goes gold
August 28 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
August 28 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 30 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
August 31 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
August 31 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
September 1 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
September 1 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
September 2 Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
September 2 Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
September 2 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
September 3 General Walters, ends term as acting director of CIA
September 3 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 4 William E. Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
September 5 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
September 5 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 15 performances
September 6 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt and Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
September 7 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
September 7 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
September 8 87th U.S. Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)
September 8 Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers
September 8 Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs in 1 league (709)
September 8 Rebecca Ann King (Colorado), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
September 9 93rd U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62)
September 9 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
September 10 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
September 10 New York Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St. Louis
September 11 Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
September 12 2 bettors win largest U.S. Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
September 12 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
September 13 Congress passes and sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
September 13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
September 14 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
September 14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
September 14 President Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
September 15 Dutch Guilder devalued 5%
September 15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
September 15 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1 miles
September 15 "Star Trek-Animated" premieres on TV
September 16 Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
September 16 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 15 performances
September 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
September 18 West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN
September 19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
September 19 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park in Arlington, Texas
September 19 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington D.C.
September 19 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 20 Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
September 20 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
September 21 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
September 21 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA Kansas City Kings for $450,000
September 21 New York Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12 games
September 22 20th Ryder Cup: U.S., 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
September 22 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
September 22 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as Secretary of State
September 22 "Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
September 23 Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
September 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
September 24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence
September 25 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
September 25 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
September 25 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
September 26 Concorde flies from Washington D.C. to Paris in 3h 33m
September 26 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years)
September 26 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
September 27 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
September 27 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
September 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 28 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
September 29 Baltimore Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
September 29 Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
September 29 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
September 29 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
September 29 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
September 30 3rd New York City Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
September 30 4th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
September 30 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
September 30 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk
September 30 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
September 30 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 1 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
October 1 U.S.S.R.-West Germany gas tunnel opens
October 3 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
October 4 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
October 6 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
October 7 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
October 8 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cincinnatis' Pete Rose and New York Met Bud Harrelson
October 8 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
October 9 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
October 9 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
October 9 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
October 9 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
October 10 New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
October 10 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns
October 11 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
October 12 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
October 12 Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
October 12 Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President
October 13 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
October 13 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"
October 14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
October 14 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
October 14 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
October 15 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
October 15 Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
October 16 Israeli tanks under General Sharon move through Suez Canal
October 16 Kissinger and Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
October 16 Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
October 16 Monks Heng Yo and Heng Ju, start 1000 mile San Francisco to Seattle pilgrimage
October 17 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against U.S. and Netherlands begins
October 17 Arabs decrease oil production
October 18 Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar and dollar coin
October 18 Judd Woldon and Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in New York City
October 18 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief
October 18 "Raisin" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 847 performances
October 19 Ringo releases "Photograph"
October 20 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
October 20 Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
October 20 OPEC oil embargo begins
October 20 President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athelete of 1st century
October 20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
October 20 Solicitor General Bork, Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resigned
October 20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR and moves station from New York City to Scituate Mass
October 20 U.S. president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
October 20 William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty
October 21 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
October 21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
October 22 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
October 22 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
October 23 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica
October 23 UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
October 23 Yankee General Manager and President Lee MacPhail named AL president
October 24 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
October 24 John Lennon sues U.S. government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
October 24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
October 25 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
October 25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
October 25 San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
October 26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
October 26 President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
October 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 26 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
October 27 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
October 27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
October 28 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
October 28 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
October 30 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
October 31 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
November 1 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 68 performances
November 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
November 2 OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
November 3 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman and Nancy Dussault)
November 3 Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
November 4 1000s commemorates former premier Georgios Papandreou
November 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
November 4 M. Medoff's "When you Comin' Back, Red Ryder?," premieres in New York City
November 4 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
November 5 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
November 6 Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on New York City
November 6 Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit
November 7 New Jersey becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
November 7 U.S. and Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
November 8 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
November 9 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
November 9 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
November 9 Ringo releases "Ringo" album
November 12 Dmitri Shostakovich' 14th String Quartet premieres
November 13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 103 performances
November 13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
November 14 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips
November 14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
November 14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 438 performances
November 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner
November 15 Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
November 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
November 16 President Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
November 16 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
November 17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
November 17 President Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
November 17 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
November 18 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
November 19 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
November 21 Pete Rose wins NL MVP
November 21 President Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18 minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
November 24 Miss Teenage America Pageant
November 25 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
November 25 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
November 25 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
November 25 Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
November 26 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18 -minute gap in a key Watergate tape
November 27 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
November 27 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor," premieres in New York City
November 27 Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as Vice President
November 28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
November 28 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
November 30 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
December 1 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
December 1 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
December 1 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
December 1 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
December 2 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
December 2 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington D.C. opens
December 2 U.S. Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96
December 3 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet)
December 4 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
December 5 Cubs' Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
December 5 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
December 5 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album
December 6 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
December 6 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro T. Agnew
December 6 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington D.C. (doesn't happen)
December 7 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
December 7 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
December 7 Wings release "Band on the Run"
December 8 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
December 8 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 296 performances
December 9 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
December 9 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
December 10 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith and J Connors)
December 10 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in New York, to become WWF champ
December 11 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
December 11 NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
December 11 Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
December 11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
December 12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins)
December 12 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
December 13 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
December 13 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
December 15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not mental illness
December 15 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
December 15 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disney World
December 15 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
December 15 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
December 15 U.S. Psychiatrist say homosexuals are not mentally ill
December 16 O. J. Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season
December 17 Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
December 18 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
December 18 Yankees sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL president
December 19 Grenada adopts constitution
December 19 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 68 performances
December 20 AL President Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
December 20 Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms
December 20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
December 21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, U.S. and U.S.S.R. meet in Geneva
December 23 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
December 23 French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
December 23 "Young and Restless" premieres on TV
December 24 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
December 25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
December 26 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
December 26 "Exorcist," starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
December 26 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
December 27 Los Angeles Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
December 28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
December 28 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
December 28 Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
December 30 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
December 30 Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
December 30 Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
December 31 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23
December 31 61st Australian Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (63 67 75 61)
December 31 Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of year