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The following events occurred in November 1973:
November 1, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
November 2, 1973 (Friday)Edit
November 3, 1973 (Saturday)Edit
- The number three engine of National Airlines Flight 27, a Douglas DC-10-10, explodes while the aircraft is over New Mexico. Fragments penetrate the fuselage, causing one passenger to be sucked from the plane; his body is found two years later. The aircraft lands safely.
- Pan Am cargo flight 160, a Boeing 707-321C, crashes at Logan International Airport, Boston, killing 3 people.
- Mariner program: NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury (on March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet).
- Born: Ben Fogle, UK adventurer and TV presenter, in London, the son of actress Julia Foster.
November 4, 1973 (Sunday)Edit
November 5, 1973 (Monday)Edit
- US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger begins his "shuttle diplomacy" initiative to facilitate the cessation of hostilities following the Yom Kippur War.
- Bergen Municipal Council votes to purchase shares in the company set up to build the Askøy Bridge over Byfjorden in Norway. The bridge is not actually completed until 1992.
- Died: Alfred Romer, 79, US palaeontologist
November 6, 1973 (Tuesday)Edit
- The Liberian supertanker SS Golar Patricia explodes and sinks in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of one of the 44 people on board. The survivors are rescued by the Spanish liner MV Cabo San Vicente.
- 1973 New York state election: The election of the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals is contested for the first time since 1916. Republican candidate Charles D. Breitel. emerges the winner.
November 7, 1973 (Wednesday)Edit
November 8, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
- The Second Cod War between the United Kingdom and Iceland ends.
- Millennium '73, a festival hosted by Guru Maharaj Ji at the Astrodome, is called by supporters the "most significant event in human history".
- In a UK parliamentary by-election, Tim Sainsbury holds the safe Conservative seat of Hove.
- The UK government makes £146 million compensation available to three nationalised industries to cover losses resulting from its price restraint policies.
November 9, 1973 (Friday)Edit
November 10, 1973 (Saturday)Edit
November 11, 1973 (Sunday)Edit
November 12, 1973 (Monday)Edit
November 13, 1973 (Tuesday)Edit
- Died: Bruno Maderna, 53, Italian conductor and composer
November 14, 1973 (Wednesday)Edit
November 15, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
November 17, 1973 (Saturday)Edit
November 18, 1973 (Sunday)Edit
November 19, 1973 (Monday)Edit
- Born: Nim Chimpsky, chimpanzee later used in an extended study of animal language acquisition at Columbia University.
November 20, 1973 (Tuesday)Edit
- East German security chief and convicted murderer Erich Mielke receives the second of his six Order of Karl Marx awards.
A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres on television.
November 21, 1973 (Wednesday)Edit
November 22, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
November 22, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
- Died: John Dedman, 77, Australian politician
November 23, 1973 (Friday)Edit
- An improvised explosive device detonates aboard Argo 16, an Italian Air Force C-47 Dakota used by the Italian Secret Service and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for electronic surveillance over the Adriatic Sea and to interfere with Yugoslavia's radar network, causing the aircraft to crash at Marghera, Italy, killing all four people on board.
- The Cypriot cargo ship Annette collides with the harbour wall and sinks at Ashdod, Israel, killing 21 of her 24 crew.
November 25, 1973 (Sunday)Edit
- Greek dictator George Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
- Three young members of the Arab Nationalist Youth Organization hijack a Boeing 747-206B Mississippi, operating as KLM Flight 861 with 264 people on board, over Iraq. The plane first flies to Malta, where the hijackers release eight female flight attendants and most of the passengers, then proceeds with 11 passengers on board to Dubai, where the hijacking ends without further incident.
- Died: Laurence Harvey, 45, English actor (stomach cancer)
November 26, 1973 (Monday)Edit
November 27, 1973 (Tuesday)Edit
November 28, 1973 (Wednesday)Edit
- Died: Marthe Bibesco, 87, Romanian-French writer of the Belle Époque
November 29, 1973 (Thursday)Edit
- One-hundred and four people are killed in a Taiyo department store fire in Kumamoto, Kyūshū, Japan.
- The world's highest flying bird is proven to be the Ruppell's griffon (Gyps rueppellii), a vulture indigenous to central Africa. One of the species happens to be flying at an altitude of more than seven miles when it is sucked into a jet engine flying over Cote d'Ivoire. The plane's altimeter is at 37,900 feet (11,552 km) when the encounter occurs, forcing an emergency landing. 
- Born: Ryan Giggs, Welsh international footballer, in Cardiff
November 30, 1973 (Friday)Edit
- Alexandre Kiss, Dinah Shelton, Manual of European Environmental Law, Cambridge University Press, p.344
- Marine pollution monitoring (petroleum), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, World Meteorological Organization, p.49
- George Lenczowski, American Presidents and the Middle East, (Duke University Press: 1990), p. 131
- Fossen, Anders Bjarne (1995). Askøybroen: fra drøm til virkelighet (in Norwegian). Askøybrua. p. 42. ISBN 82-7128-221-2.
- "Supertanker sank after series of explosions". The Times (58932). London. 7 November 1973. col A-B, p. 7.
- Breitel Wins Bipartisan Support as Liberal Party Endorses Him for Appeals Court Post in NYT on March 11, 1973 (subscription required)
- "Pocket On This Day"
- Brown v. State, unpublished decision at 1991 WL 242928.
- "1973: Crowds cheer marriage of Princess Anne". BBC News. 14 November 1973. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
- "1973: IRA gang convicted of London bombings". BBC News. 14 November 1973. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
- "British tanker runs aground off Norway". The Times (58940). London. 16 November 1973. col A, p. 7.
- "Trawler saves crew of sinking ship". The Times (58942). London. 19 November 1973. col E, p. 1.
- Coats, Christopher (December 27, 2009). "Dr. Marjolein Kriek, First Woman to Have Her DNA Sequence Determined". Retrieved 3 January 2012.
- "21 die as ship sinks outside Israel harbour". The Times (58947). London. 24 November 1973. col G, p. 7.
- "Navy helicopters rescue men from freighter". The Times (58949). London. 27 November 1973. col E, p. 6.
- "Some Birds Really Soar— Even To 37,000 Feet", by Karl H. Maslowski, "Naturalist Afield" column, Cincinnati Enquirer, February 16, 1975, p2-I
- "Allan Sherman: Hail to Thee, Fat Person - by David Holzel - page 3". Jangle04.home.mindspring.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-11-09.