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.


  • 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.


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


  • Spiro Agnew Resigns


  • Egypt and Israel sign a cease-fire accord


  • 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