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1973


Jan
8
Watergate trial begins Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins (1973)The Watergate Scandal: Timeline and Background

9
Birthday of Sean PaulBirthday of Sean Paul, a Jamaican Grammy-winning dancehall and reggae artist.Sean Paul on 'Tomahawk Technique,' Simple Plan and Kelly Rowland
Interview with Sean Paul: Jamaican Pride, Dance Crazes

14
Elvis Presley sets television record with concertElvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history (1973)The Life and Career of Elvis Presley

22
Death of Lyndon B. JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, diesLyndon Johnson Biography: U.S. President, Great Society

22
Roe v. Wade abortion case decidedRoe v. Wade abortion case decided (1973)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1970s America

23
Richard Nixon announces peace accord in Vietnam President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam (1973)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

27
The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam WarThe Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty (1973)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

Feb
4
Birthday of Oscar de la Hoya Birthday of Oscar de la Hoya (1973)Oscar De La Hoya Bio: Boxing 'Golden Boy'

11
Birthday of Varg VikernesBirthday of Varg Vikernes (1973)Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

17
Birth of voice actor Jennifer Taylor.Birth of voice actor Jennifer Taylor. She is an American voice actress best known for her roles as Cortana in various Halo games, Zoey in Left 4 Dead, Princess Peach, Toad & Princess Daisy in various Mario games.Top 10 Video Game Voice Actor Performances

18
Death of Frank CostelloDeath of Frank Costello (1973).Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

24
Slipknot's Chris Fehn is bornSlipknot percussionist, Chris Fehn, or #3, is bornSlipknot's Chris Fehn or 'Number 3' Talks Musical Evolution
Interview with Slipknot's Chris Fehn or Number 3

Mar
1
Birthday of Ryan Peake [Nickelback] Birthday of Ryan Peake [Nickelback] (1973)Nickelback: History of the Rock Band

1
Release: The Dark Side of the Moon is releasedThe Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon is released (1973)Top 10 Pink Floyd Songs
Top 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time

7
Release: The Long GoodbyeThe film The Long Goodbye is released (1973)Top 10 Neo-Noir Films

8
Death of Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan Death of Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan (1973).Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27

13
Birthday of David DraimanBirthday of David Draiman (1973)Top 10 Disturbed Songs

24
Birthday of Jim ParsonsBirthday of Jim Parsons (1973).Top 10 The Big Bang Theory Running Gags

26
Release: ABBA's first album, Ring Ring, is releasedABBA's first album, 'Ring Ring,' is releasedThe History of ABBA

26
The TV series Pyramid airs its first episodeThe TV series Pyramid airs its first episode (1973)Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time

28
Release: Houses of the Holy is releasedHouses of the Holy is released (1973).Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs

29
Armed Forces left Vietnam Armed Forces left Vietnam (1973)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

30
The TV series Mission: Impossible airs its last episodeThe TV series Mission: Impossible airs its last episode (1973)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series

Apr
1
Birthday of Rachel MaddowBirthday of Rachel Maddow (1973)Top 10 Angry U.S. Liberals

5
Birthday of Pharrell Williams Birthday of Pharrell Williams (1973)Pharrell Biography: Life and Career of the Rapper and Producer

8
Death of Pablo Picasso Death: Pablo Picasso (1973)Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer

9
Birthday of Spenny Rice Birthday of Spenny Rice (1973)Interview With Comedian Spencer Spenny Rice

13
Release: Aladdin Sane album by David BowieAladdin Sane album by David Bowie (1973)Top 10 David Bowie Songs

19
Release: Theatrical release of Soylent Green. Film about the food corporation feeding the population of the future a product of terrifying origin.The film Soylent Green is released (1973)Top 10 Environmental Warning Movies
Top 10 Evil Movie Corporations

May
3
The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago becomes the world's tallest building The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world's tallest building (1973)Top 10 Skyscrapers To See Before You Die

9
Paper MoonThe film Paper Moon is released (1973)Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

10
Henri Richard wins the eleventh and final Stanley Cup of his NHL career.Henri Richard wins the eleventh and final Stanley Cup of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

17
Birthday of Josh HommeQueens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures member Josh Homme is bornTop 10 Supergroups
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 2000s

Jun
15
Birthday of Neil Patrick HarrisBirthday of Neil Patrick Harris (1973)Neil Patrick Harris: From Doogie Howser To How I Met Your Mother
Top 10 How I Met Your Mother Running Gags
Top 10 Neil Patrick Harris Moments
Top 10 Epic Movie Cameos
How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 Comeback Performances

19
Release: The ExorcistThe film The Exorcist is released (1973)Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies
Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

27
Release: Live and Let DieThe James Bond film Live and Let Die is released (1973)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

Jul
1
Comic book debut of Blade in The Tomb of Dracula #10.Comic book debut of Blade in The Tomb of Dracula #10. Blade is a superhero and vampire hunter in the Marvel Comics Universe.Superhero Origins: Blade

1
Death of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #121.Death of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #121. This shocking moment in which Peter Parker's love interest dies as a result of Spider-Man's attempt top save her.Top 10 Shocking Moments In Comic Books

6
Release: Live and Let Die is released in theatersLive and Let Die is released in theaters (1973).Top 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs

20
Death of Bruce LeeDeath of Bruce Lee (1973)Top 10 Coolest Things About Bruce Lee
Top 10 Fighters of All Time
Top 10 Posthumous Movie Performances
Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments
Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

23
Birthday of Monica LewinskyBirthday of Monica Lewinsky (1973)Top 10 U.S. Political Scandals

26
Birthday of Kate Beckinsale Birthday of Kate Beckinsale (1973)Top 10 Female Action Stars

29
Birthday of Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris Birthday of Wanya Morris [Boyz II Men] (1973)The History of Boyz II Men

Aug
1
Release: American GraffitiThe film American Graffiti is released (1973)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies

8
Birthday of Creed's Scott StappBirthday of Creed's Scott Stapp (1973).Another Top 10 Hated Musical Artists

15
Release: Jesus Christ SuperstarThe film Jesus Christ Superstar is released (1973)Top 10 Biblical Movies

19
Release: Enter the DragonThe Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon is released (1973)Top 10 Coolest Things About Bruce Lee

21
Birthday of Sergey Brin Birthday: Sergey Brin (1973) Google Company Profile
The Next Talisman of Tech World

22
Birthday of Backstreet Boys' Howie DoroughBirthday of Howie Dorough [BSB] (1973)Backstreet Boy Howie D Discusses Neverest
Backstreet Boy Howie D Discusses Solo Album: Back To Me
Backstreet Boy Howie D talks NKOTBSB

22
Birthday of Kristen Wiig Birthday of Kristen Wiig (1973)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time

22
Birthday of Kristen WiigBirthday of Kristen Wiig (1973)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

22
Birthday of Kristen Wiig Birthday of Kristen Wiig (1973)The History of Saturday Night Live

23
The TV series The Mod Squad airs its last episodeThe TV series The Mod Squad airs its last episode (1973)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

31
Death of John FordDeath of John Ford (1973)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

Sep
1
Birthday of J.D. Fortune of INXS'Rock Star: INXS' winner J.D. Fortune is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

2
Death of J.R.R. TolkienDeath of J.R.R. Tolkien (1973).Top 10 Notes: Lord of the Rings

10
Release: Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert album is releasedEric Clapton's Rainbow Concert album is released (1973).Top 10 Guitar Solos

12
Birthday of Paul WalkerBirthday of Paul Walker (1973)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise

14
Birthday of NasBirthday of Nas (1973).Top 10 Rap Acts of All Time
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists

18
Birthday of James MarsdenBirthday of James Marsden (1973)Top 10 Male Models-Turned-Actors

Oct
2
Release: Mean StreetsThe film Mean Streets is released (1973)Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies

3
Birthday of Neve CampbellBirthday of Neve Campbell (1973)Top 10 Scream Queens

16
Release: Don't Look NowThe film Don't Look Now is released (1973)Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes

19
Birthday of Phoenix guitarist, Laurent BrancowitzPhoenix guitarist, Laurent Brancowitz, is born (1973)Phoenix: History and Origins of the French Rock Band

19
Release: The Way We Were is releasedThe Way We Were is released (1973)Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs

20
On this day the Sydney Opera House was first opened to the publicThe Sydney Opera house was officially opened after being in construction for 14 years.Top 10 Australian Tourist Destinations

26
Birthday of Seth MacFarlaneBirthday of Seth MacFarlane (1973)Seth MacFarlane Biography: 'Family Guy' to 'Ted'
Top 10 Adult Cartoons

Nov
8
Release: Robin Hood is releasedRobin Hood is released (1973)Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains

20
Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This special episode has become an annual holiday favorite.Top 10 Thanksgiving Television Episodes

22
Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes is bornSharin Foo, bassist, guitarist and vocalist of The Raveonettes, is bornInterview with The Raveonettes
The Raveonettes Talk 'Observator'

25
Death of Albert DeSalvoDeath of Albert DeSalvo, the man accused of being the Boston Strangler (1973)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

Dec
4
Birthday of Tyra BanksTop List of the Top Ten Supermodels of the 1990sTop 10 Supermodels of the 1990s

5
Release: SerpicoThe film Serpico is released (1973)Top 10 Male Movie Cops

11
Birthday of Mos DefCountdown of the best Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned ActorsTop 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned Actors

16
Release: Papillon is releasedPapillon is released (1973).Top 10 Prison Escape Films

23
Theatrical release of 'The Exorcist'.Theatrical release of 'The Exorcist'. This groundbreaking horror film showcased demonic possession.Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Moments

24
Birthday of Stephenie Meyer Birthday of Stephenie Meyer (1973)Life After Twilight: What Will Happen To Its Stars?
Twilight Soundtrack: Paramore, DCFC, BBC on Twilight Music
7 Things You Should Know About The Twilight Saga

25
Magnum Force is releasedMagnum Force is released (1973).Top 10 Real-Life Crimes Inspired by Movies and TV
Top 10 Movie Badasses

25
Release: The StingThe film the Sting is released (1973)Top 10 Gambling Movies

26
Release: The ExorcistThe film The Exorcist is released (1973)Top 10 Movie Suicides
Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired By True Events
Top 10 Controversial Movies (EXPLICIT)