Today in History for April 1973

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 48 of 48

1st - Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
1st - Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1st - John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
2nd - CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
2nd - ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
2nd - Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
3rd - The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
5th - NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
5th - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
6th - Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
6th - Indies troops invade Sikkim
6th - Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
6th - Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 6th - US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
6th - Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
6th - Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
7th - Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
7th - Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
8th - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
9th - 37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
9th - Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
9th - Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
10th - BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
10th - KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
10th - Pakistan suspends constitution
12th - France recognizes North Vietnam
12th - Sudan adopts constitution
12th - Swaziland suspends constitution
14th - Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
15th - 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
15th - Walt Disney Story opens
17th - 2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59
17th - 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03
17th - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 19th - Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
19th - Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th - Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempted to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit.
20th - Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
25th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
26th - "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
28th - Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over the course of 18 hours in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures are damaged, and the town of Antelope, California ceases to exist, with every building being reduced to the foundation. This accident leads to the passing of the Transportation Safety Act of 1974 which makes the NTSB an independent agency.
29th - Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
30th - Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 30th - Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
30th - Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 104

1st - Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1st - Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)
1st - Christian Finnegan, American comedian
1st - Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
3rd - Kelly Price, Queens, NY, R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine)
3rd - Greg DeLong, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
3rd - Jim Campbell, Worchester Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
3rd - Kelly Lochbaum, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
3rd - Jamie Bamber, English actor
3rd - Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
4th - Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)
4th - Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
4th - Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
4th - Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
4th - Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
4th - David Blaine, American illusionist
4th - Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
5th - Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
5th - Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
5th - Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)
5th - Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
5th - Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
5th - Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
5th - Élodie Bouchez, French actress
5th - Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
6th - Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
6th - Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
6th - Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
6th - Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
6th - Gina Yashere, English comedian
7th - Carole Montillet, French skier
7th - Ève Salvail, Canadian model
7th - Brett Tomko, American baseball player
8th - Alex Gonzalez, Miami FL, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
8th - Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
8th - Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, Auckland NZ, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96)
8th - Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
9th - Spenny Rice, Canadian Entertainer
10th - Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
10th - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
10th - Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
10th - Christopher Simmons, American designer
11th - Blake Brockermeyer, NFL tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
11th - Monica Chala, Miss Universe-Ecuador (1996)
11th - Reggie Tongue, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
11th - Jennifer Esposito, American television actor
12th - Antonio Osuna, Sinaloa Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
12th - Claudia Jordan, Miss USA-Rhode Island (1997, top 10)
12th - Pamela Polk, Berlin Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996)
12th - J. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
13th - Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
13th - Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
14th - Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
14th - Adrien Brody, American actor
14th - David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
15th - Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
16th - Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
17th - Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
17th - Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
17th - Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
17th - Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, tennis star
17th - Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
17th - Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)
17th - Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
18th - Derrick Brooks, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
18th - Haile Gebrselassie, Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
18th - James "Jamie" Koven, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
20th - Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
20th - Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
20th - Todd Hollandsworth, Dayton OH, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
20th - Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
21st - Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
22nd - Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
22nd - Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
22nd - Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
22nd - Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
23rd - Derek Armstrong, Ottawa, NHL center (NY Islanders)
23rd - Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
24th - Eric Snow, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
24th - Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
24th - Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
24th - Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
24th - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23)
24th - Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
24th - Gabby Logan, British television presenter
25th - Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
25th - Barbara Rittner, Krefeld German FR, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
25th - Paige Gordon, North Vancouver BC, diver (Olympics-16-92, 96)
25th - Wes Martin, Calgary Alta, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd)
25th - Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
26th - Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
26th - Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
26th - Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
26th - Chris Perry, English footballer
27th - Andre Govan, Culver City California, actor (Monster Squad)
28th - Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
28th - Marc[us] Blake Schneider, Lubbock TX, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
28th - Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
28th - Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
28th - Elisabeth Röhm, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

18th - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1st - Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
2nd - Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
5th - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
7th - Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso (8th) 8th - Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91
11th - Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69
13th - Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
14th - Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
14th - Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
20th - Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
21st - Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66
21st - Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
23rd - Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
26th - Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
27th - Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
27th - Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72
27th - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
28th - Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62
28th - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
29th - Manfred Gurlitt, composer, dies at 82
30th - Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75
30th - Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)

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