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Events in 1973

2 January: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
30 January: Hardrock band KISS play their first show at the Popcorn club in Queens, NY.
3 February: In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.
4 April: The World Trade Center in New York is officially opened.
8 April: Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist, dies in Mougins at age 91.
18 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
22 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
10 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
27 June: “Live and Let Die”, the eighth James Bond movie and the first starring Roger Moore, is released in the United States.
3 July: The Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe opens in Helsinki with representatives of 35 nations from East and West attending.
6 July: The first single “Keep Yourself Alive” by British rock band Queen is released, a week before the release of their first album with the song as its openng track.
13 July: The first album “Queen” by British rock band Queen is released.
2 September: J.R.R. Tolkien, English writer and language professor, dies in Bournemouth at age 81.
13 September: The inauguration of the Tour Montparnasse marks a significant change in the skyline of Paris.
15 September: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1393 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
6 October: Arab forces led by Egypt and Syria attack Israel on Yom Kippur, setting off the Fourth Arab-Israeli War which lasted until October 25.
6 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
15 October: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
17 October: The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries OAPEC announces an oil embargo “in response to the US decision to re-supply the Israeli military” during the Yom Kippur war, lasting until March 1974.
28 October: Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer, politician and professor, dies at age 83.
17 November: “I am not a crook”, sais American president Nixon during a press conference about the Watergate affair.
1 December: David Ben-Gurion, Zionist leader, first prime minister of Israel, dies in Ramat Gan at age 87.
22 December: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
24 December: Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-born American astronomer, dies while on holiday in Mexcio City, aged 68.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1973

Time Person of the Year
John Sirica, Time Man of the Year.
Janet Parker, Olof Palme, Marc Chagall, Chiang Kai-shek, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Agatha Christie, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Paul VI, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Belcampo, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Ayn Rand, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama and Axl Rose celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1973

The year 1973 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1877, 1883, 1894, 1900, 1906, 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951 and 1962 in the century before it and 1979, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2018, 2029, 2035, 2046, 2057 and 2063 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1973 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 August 2017.
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