• A cease-fire was called, and the first American prisoners began to come home from North Viet Nam.
• The Supreme Court would hand down Roe vs. Wade
• A ribbon cutting signaled the grand opening of the tallest building on the planet: The World Trade Center. (The Sears Tower would take the title later in the year)
• Secretariat won the Triple Crown.
• Sky Lab; the United States' first space station, and the second space station visited by a human crew. It was also the only space station NASA launched alone.
• Arab Oil Embargo shot Gasoline prices up by 80%.
• Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the SLA.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist”
• T.V.: “6 Million Dollar Man” “Kojak” & “Schoolhouse Rock” ruled the tube.
• “Charlie” was the new perfume.
• Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii. The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.
• George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier for the heavyweight world boxing championship.
• Pablo Picasso: October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973
• Bruce Lee: November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973
• Jim Croce: January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973
• J.R.R. Tolkien: January 3 1892 – September 2 1973
• It was rock & roller out of Beaumont Texas that would pioneer the use of the synthesizer as a lead instrument. (During performances, Winter showed his virtuosity performing on the keyboards, synthesizer, saxophone, and drums, all within the confines of the single song on stage.)
• He would also do session work with David Lee Roth on Crazy from the Heat in 1985
• The Edgar Winter Group with Frankenstein…Your #1 @ 1 from May 1973.