It was a very good year…

Today is my birthday, and in honor of this very special day, I thought I would share some other memorable things that happened in 1973.  I don’t remember most of these, as I was still pretty young.  If you can add to the list, please feel free to comment below.

January

  • George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees
  • Super Bowl VII – Dolphins beat the Redskins to complete a perfect season.
  • Nixon is inaugurated for his 2nd term.
  • Roe V. Wade – the Supreme Court overturns state laws on abortion.
  • George Foreman beats Joe Frazier
  • Paris Peace Accords are signed, ending U.S. Vietnam involvement.

February

  • The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee for a 71 day siege.
  • The Heritage Foundation is established.

March

  • Pink Floyd releases The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Watergate scandal erupts
  • The last U.S. soldier leaves Vietnam

April

  • First cellular phone call is made
  • The World Trade Center opens in New York
  • Fed Ex begins operations

May

  • Sears Tower in Chicago is completed
  • The Ethernet is created, linking computers on an internal network

June

  • The ATM is patented
  • Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
  • Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhniv addresses the American people

July

August

  • American Graffiti is released
  • U.S. Bombing of Cambodia ends

September

  • Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes
  • Henry Kissinger starts term as Secretary of State

October

  • Spiro Agnew Resigns

November

  • Egypt and Israel sign a cease-fire accord

December

  • Gerald Ford is sworn in as Vice President
  • O.J. Simpson rushes for 2,000 yards in season.

Other notables:

  • Schoolhouse Rock airs on ABC
  • Average Cost of new house $32,500.00
  • Average Income per year $12,900.00
  • Average Monthly Rent $175.00
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents
  • A Dozen Eggs 45 cents
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About reveds

Occupation: Pastor, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Lennox, SD Education: BS - Christian Education, Sterling College; MDiv. - Princeton Theological Seminary Family: Married, with Four children. Hobbies: Running (will someday run a marathon), Sci-Fi (especially Doctor Who and Sherlock), Theater, and anything else my kids will let me do.
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One Response to It was a very good year…

  1. Jennifer Travnicek says:

    That’s quite the list…from a fellow 1973’er…barely. I made it by two days. Some of these things are great, some not so much. Seems like there are several big moments though. Pretty cool!!!

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