May 1973

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The following events occurred in May 1973:

May 1, 1973 (Tuesday)

May 2, 1973 (Wednesday)

May 3, 1973 (Thursday)

  • The Sears Tower in Chicago is finished, becoming the world's tallest building at 1,451 feet.

May 4, 1973 (Friday)

May 5, 1973 (Saturday)

• Al Feuerbach broke Randy Matson's seven-year-old world record in the shot put by throwing 21,82 meters (71' 7") at the San Jose Invitational at San Jose State College.

May 6, 1973 (Sunday)

May 7, 1973 (Monday)

May 8, 1973 (Tuesday)

May 9, 1973 (Wednesday)

May 10, 1973 (Thursday)

  • The Polisario Front, a Sahrawi movement dedicated to the independence of Western Sahara, is formed.
  • United Kingdom local elections: The results show an improvement in the performance by the Conservatives since the county council elections earlier in the year. The Liberals enjoy notable success, becoming the largest group on Liverpool council. The Conservatives take control of five metropolitan districts, and also gain one Welsh district, Monmouth.[5]
  • The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title.

May 11, 1973 (Friday)

  • The Greek coaster Pramnos collides with the Italian ship Tony off Porto Stefano, Italy, and sinks with the loss of three of her fourteen crew.[6][7]
  • Died: Lex Barker, 54, US actor (heart attack)

May 12, 1973 (Saturday)

May 13, 1973 (Sunday)

May 14, 1973 (Monday)

May 15, 1973 (Tuesday)

May 16, 1973 (Wednesday)

  • The Liberian cargo ship Hongkong Grace collides with the South African ship Mina in Mossel Bay, South Africa, and catches fire. The ship is scrapped later in the year.[10]

May 17, 1973 (Thursday)

May 18, 1973 (Friday)

May 19, 1973 (Saturday)

May 20, 1973 (Sunday)

  • Britain's Royal Navy send three frigates to protect British fishing vessels from Icelandic ships in the Cod War dispute.[12]

May 21, 1973 (Monday)

May 22, 1973 (Tuesday)

May 23, 1973 (Wednesday)

May 24, 1973 (Thursday)

May 25, 1973 (Friday)

May 26, 1973 (Saturday)

May 27, 1973 (Sunday)

  • By virtue of the non-retroactivity of Soviet copyright laws, all works published before this date are public domain. This applies worldwide.Confirmation needed

May 28, 1973 (Monday)

May 29, 1973 (Tuesday)

May 30, 1973 (Wednesday)

May 31, 1973 (Thursday)

  • Indian Airlines Flight 440 crashes on approach to Palam Airport, killing 48 of the 65 passengers and crew on board. The dead include India's Minister of Iron and Steel Mines, Mohan Kumaramangalam.[15]
  • morning rains threaten to wash out the Indianapolis 500 motor race out for the third day in a row. The race is finally started at 2:10 p.m. Some estimates put the day's attendance as low as 35,000.[16] On the 59th lap, Swede Savage loses control and the race is halted at 3:05 p.m., while track crews rush to his aid. The race is eventually won by Gordon Johncock, one of Savage's Patrick Racing/STP teammates; Johncock leaves shortly afterwards to visit Savage in hospital.[17] Savage would die of complications nearly two months later.

References

  1. "1973: Thousands strike over pay and prices". BBC News. 1 May 1973. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. FA Cup Final 1973
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  4. Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Three major parties find cause for satisfaction in local election results despite low poll". The Times. 14 May 1973.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Greek ship sinks" The Times (London). Saturday, 12 May 1973. (58780), col A, p. 5.
  7. "MV Pramnos (+1973)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Sierra Leone: History Nations Encyclopedia
  9. Rees, Nigel (1987). Sayings of the Century. London: Unwin Paperbacks. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-04-440080-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Election held on 19 May 1973, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).
  12. "1973: Royal Navy moves to protect trawlers". BBC News. 20 May 1973. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Doyle, James (1977). Not Above the Law: the battles of Watergate prosecutors Cox and Jaworski. New York: William Morrow and Company. ISBN 0-688-03192-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Evans, Jeff (1995). The Guinness Television Encyclopaedia. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-744-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. 3 Americans survive, but 4 die in New Delhi crash
  16. Indy 500 Officials Opt for Saturday race start
  17. Chapin, Kim (1978-05-28). "He's Batting 1.000 On The 500". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2012-04-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>