1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

Clockwise from top-left: the Thai popular uprising resulted in the end of the ruling military dictatorship of anti-communist Thanom Kittikachorn, the U.S. launches its first space station; an armed conflict between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria takes place; a group of military officers led by General Augusto Pinochet seized power in a coup of their own; students in Athens protest the Greek military; Paris Peace Accords are signed to establish peace in Vietnam and end the Vietnam War; the Sydney Opera House is opened; OPEC proclaimed an oil embargo, which caused an oil crisis.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1973 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1973
MCMLXXIII
Ab urbe condita2726
Armenian calendar1422
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԲ
Assyrian calendar6723
Baháʼí calendar129–130
Balinese saka calendar1894–1895
Bengali calendar1380
Berber calendar2923
British Regnal year21 Eliz. 2 – 22 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2517
Burmese calendar1335
Byzantine calendar7481–7482
Chinese calendar壬子年 (Water Rat)
4670 or 4463
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
4671 or 4464
Coptic calendar1689–1690
Discordian calendar3139
Ethiopian calendar1965–1966
Hebrew calendar5733–5734
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2029–2030
 - Shaka Samvat1894–1895
 - Kali Yuga5073–5074
Holocene calendar11973
Igbo calendar973–974
Iranian calendar1351–1352
Islamic calendar1392–1393
Japanese calendarShōwa 48
(昭和48年)
Javanese calendar1904–1905
Juche calendar62
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4306
Minguo calendarROC 62
民國62年
Nanakshahi calendar505
Thai solar calendar2516
Tibetan calendar阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
2099 or 1718 or 946
    — to —
阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
2100 or 1719 or 947
Unix time94694400 – 126230399

Events edit

January edit

February edit

March edit

April edit

May edit

 
Sears Tower

June edit

July edit

August edit

 
Flag of CARICOM

September edit

 
La Moneda Palace being bombed amidst heavy fighting between government forces and the Chilean Military who was staging a coup, on September 11th.

October edit

 
October 20: Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II
 
October 30: The Bosphorus Bridge is opened by Turkish President Fahri Korutürk

November edit

 
Mariner 10 space probe, on U.S. Stamps, Space Exploration History, Issue of 1975

December edit

Date unknown edit

  • A large Song dynasty trade ship of c. 1277 A.D. is dredged up from the waters near the southern coast of China with 12 compartments in its hull. It confirms the descriptions of bulkheaded hull compartments for junks in Zhu Yu's Pingzhou Table Talks of 1119.

Births edit

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown

January edit

 
Sean Paul
 
Shadmehr Aghili
 
Hande Yener
 
Essam El Hadary

February edit

 
Oscar De La Hoya
 
Svetlana Boginskaya
 
Mishal Husain
 
Varg Vikernes
 
Tara Strong

March edit

 
Matteo Salvini
 
Jim Parsons
 
Larry Page

April edit

 
Jamie Bamber
 
David Blaine
 
Pharrell Williams
 
Jennifer Esposito
 
Haile Gebrselassie

May edit

 
Tori Spelling
 
Sasha Alexander
 
Ruslana
 
Jack McBrayer
 
Minae Noji

June edit

 
Heidi Klum
 
Ceca
 
Neil Patrick Harris
 
Juliette Lewis
 
Marija Naumova
 
Andre Lange

July edit

 
Patrick Wilson
 
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
 
Ali Landry
 
Rufus Wainwright
 
Omar Epps
 
Kate Beckinsale

August edit

 
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
 
Vera Farmiga
 
Kristen Wiig
 
Sergey Brin
 
Howie D.

September edit

 
Paul Walker
 
Nas
 
James Marsden

October edit

 
Neve Campbell
 
Ioan Gruffudd
 
Kari Korhonen
 
Seth MacFarlane

November edit

 
Aishwarya Rai
 
Steven Ogg
 
Ryan Giggs

December edit

 
Monica Seles
 
Holly Marie Combs
 
Tyra Banks
 
Stephenie Meyer

Deaths edit

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January edit

 
Lyndon B. Johnson

February edit

 
Hans D. Jensen

March edit

 
Pearl S. Buck
 
Sir Noël Coward

April edit

 
Pablo Picasso

May edit

 
Frances Marion

June edit

 
Erich von Manstein

July edit

 
Betty Grable
 
Veronica Lake
 
Bruce Lee

August edit

 
Walter Ulbricht
 
Fulgencio Batista
 
Karl Ziegler

September edit

 
Salvador Allende
 
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

October edit

 
Paavo Nurmi
 
Ludwig von Mises
 
Abebe Bikila

November edit

 
Arturo de Córdova
 
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

December edit

 
David Ben-Gurion
 
Bobby Darin
 
İsmet İnönü

Nobel Prizes edit

 

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