Historical Events for April 1973
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 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 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 McCartney 30th - Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
30th - Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments