•President Richard Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
•Talks with North Viet Nam lead to a Peace Accord, our troops & POW’s would be coming home.
•Skylab was launched.
•The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City
•The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist” were showing at the Flick-O-Rama.
•T.V.: “6 Million Dollar Man” “Kojak” & “Schoolhouse Rock”.
•The Battle of the Sexes; Bobby Riggs declared there wasn’t a woman who could beat him…Woman’s champ Billy Jean King did just that in 3 quick sets.
•Secretariat, won the Runs for the Roses, the Black Eyed Susan’s and the Carnations otherwise known as the Triple Crown
•Foreman beat Frazier for the heavyweight championship
•Betty Grable: December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973 Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy noted in an interview that Grable was his inspiration for founding the Playboy empire.
•Bruce Lee: 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973
•Jim Croce: January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973
•Bobby Darin: May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973 a two-time Grammy award winning singer, Oscar nominated actor and accomplished musician.
•After a successful 1972 tour the Stones went back into the studio to record Goats Head Soup.
•On it would be a song supposedly written about Mick Jagger’s affair with David Bowie’s wife Angela.
•It would put the band in the #1 slot for the first time in 2 years.
•Here’s “Angie” your #1 @ 1 from 1973.