• President Richard Nixon on national TV, accepts responsibility, but not blame for Watergate.
• 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 and so does the Sears Tower in Chicago.
• The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist”
• T.V.: “All In The Family” “The Waltons” & “Sanford and Son” “The Odd Couple”
• 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
• Airbags were first used by the public in the Oldsmobile Toronado
• Kids were playing with Raleigh Chopper Bikes, Toy guns, Shrinky Dinks, Pente, Dungeons and Dragons
• 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
• This is Carly Simon's biggest hit and is considered her signature song.
• The song is ranked at #72 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time.
• The person Simon is singing about in this song remains a mystery, as she has never made it clear who she wrote it about; In 1972 Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men," not a specific "man." Rumors include Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, and Mick Jagger, all of whom she had affairs with.
• David Cassidy and David Geffen and have been cited by the press as speculative candidates as well.
• Here’s Carly Simon and You’re So Vain, the Number 1 @ 1 from January 1973.