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  • Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Jan 1, 1973

    Brexit

    UK joined Denmark and Ireland in becoming a member

    Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Jan 1, 1973

    Parliament passed the European Communities Act later that year and the UK joined Denmark and Ireland in becoming a member on 1 January 1973.




  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Monday Jan 1, 1973

    KFC

    Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Monday Jan 1, 1973

    the Malaysian KFC traces its origin from 1 January 1973, from its first outlet in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur. Now, there exist more than 700 KFC outlets.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 24, 1973

    Johan Cruyff

    European Super Cup

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 24, 1973

    In January 1973, they won the European Super Cup by beating Rangers 3–1 away and 3–2 in Amsterdam. The first leg was played on 16 January 1973 and the second on 24 January 1973.




  • Paris, France
    Saturday Jan 27, 1973

    Vietnam War

    Paris Peace Accords

    Paris, France
    Saturday Jan 27, 1973

    On 15 January 1973, all U.S. combat activities were suspended. Lê Đức Thọ and Henry Kissinger, along with the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG, the Viet Cong's government) Foreign Minister Nguyễn Thị Bình and a reluctant President Thiệu, signed the Paris Peace Accords on 27 January 1973.




  • Vietnam
    Sunday Jan 28, 1973

    Vietnam War

    The War of the flags

    Vietnam
    Sunday Jan 28, 1973

    In the lead-up to the ceasefire on 28 January, both sides attempted to maximize the land and population under their control in a campaign known as the War of the flags, fighting continued after the ceasefire, this time without US participation and continued throughout the year.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1973

    Vietnam War

    Nixon implied the US would intervene again militarily if the North launched a full offensive

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1973

    On 15 March 1973, Nixon implied the US would intervene again militarily if the North launched a full offensive, and Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger re-affirmed this position during his June 1973 confirmation hearings.




  • 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.


  • Mougins, France
    Sunday Apr 8, 1973

    Pablo Picasso

    Death

    Mougins, France
    Sunday Apr 8, 1973

    Pablo Picasso died on 8 April 1973 in Mougins, France from pulmonary edema and heart failure.


  • 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.


  • Spain
    Sunday Apr 22, 1973

    Pope Francis

    Final vow in Jesuit

    Spain
    Sunday Apr 22, 1973

    Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual training as a Jesuit, tertianship, at Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He took the final fourth vow (obedience to the pope) in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 30, 1973

    Johan Cruyff

    Third European Cup

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Wednesday May 30, 1973

    The 1972–73 season was concluded with another league championship victory and a third successive European Cup with a 1–0 win over Juventus in the final


  • 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.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Aug 13, 1973

    Johan Cruyff

    To Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Aug 13, 1973

    In mid-1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for 6 million guilders (approx. US$2 million, c. 1973) in a world record transfer fee.


  • 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.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Aug 19, 1973

    Johan Cruyff

    Last match with Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Aug 19, 1973

    On 19 August 1973, he played his last match for Ajax where they defeated FC Amsterdam 6–1, the second match of the 1973–74 season.


  • 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".


  • Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 1, 1973

    David Ben-Gurion

    Death

    Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 1, 1973

    On 18 November 1973, Ben-Gurion suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Ramat Gan. During the first week following the stroke, he received visits from many high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Golda Meir. His condition began deteriorating on 23 November, and he died on 1 December at age 87.


  • Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    Carlos the Jackal

    Failed assassination

    Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    In 1973, Carlos conducted a failed PFLP assassination attempt on Joseph Sieff, a Jewish businessman and vice president of the British Zionist Federation. On 30 December, Carlos called on Sieff's home on Queen's Grove in St John's Wood and ordered the maid to take him to Sieff. Finding Sieff in the bathroom, in his bath, Carlos fired one bullet at Sieff from his Tokarev 7.62mm pistol, which bounced off Sieff just between his nose and upper lip and knocked him unconscious; the gun then jammed and Carlos fled.


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