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  • Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1973

    Joe Biden

    Biden was sworn in by the secretary of the Senate Francis R. Valeo at the Delaware Division of the Wilmington Medical Center

    Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1973

    Biden was sworn in on January 5, 1973, by the secretary of the Senate Francis R. Valeo at the Delaware Division of the Wilmington Medical Center. Present were his sons Beau (whose leg was still in traction from the automobile accident) and Hunter and other family members. At 30, he was the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 27, 1973

    Marlon Brando

    1973 Academy Awards ceremony

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 27, 1973

    At the 1973 Academy Awards ceremony, Brando refused to accept the Oscar for his performance in The Godfather. Sacheen Littlefeather represented him at the ceremony. She appeared in full Apache attire and stated that owing to the "poor treatment of Native Americans in the film industry", Brando would not accept the award.




  • Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1973

    Mobile Phones

    The First Mobile Telephone Call From Handheld Subscriber Equipment

    Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1973

    On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kilograms (2.4 lb) and measured 23 by 13 by 4.5 centimetres (9.1 by 5.1 by 1.8 in). The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.




  • Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Apr 20, 1973

    Russell Bufalino

    Bufalino was arrested

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Apr 20, 1973

    On April 20, 1973, Bufalino was arrested in a Scranton night club in an FBI raid, charged with interference with interstate commerce, obstruction of justice, gambling and transporting stolen property, but later released in $50,000 bail.




  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 27, 1973

    James Bond

    Live and Let Die

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 27, 1973

    Live and Let Die is a 1973 spy film and the eighth film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 18, 1973

    Computer animation

    Westworld

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 18, 1973

    The first feature film to use digital image processing was the 1973 movie Westworld, a science-fiction film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton, in which humanoid robots live amongst the humans. John Whitney, Jr, and Gary Demos at Information International, Inc. digitally processed motion-picture photography to appear pixelized in order to portray the Gunslinger android's point of view.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 9, 1973

    Bob Marley

    Releasing the Album Burnin'

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 9, 1973

    Wailers released the album Burnin' which included the song "I Shot the Sheriff". Eric Clapton was given the album by his guitarist George Terry in the hope that he would enjoy it. Clapton was suitably impressed and chose to record a cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff".


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