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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1973 AD


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 22: Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as Minister of Foreign affairs
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 Disneyland
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
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