*World Series Champions: Oakland Athletics
*Superbowl Champions: Miami Dolphins
*NBA Champions: New York Knicks
*Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
*U.S. Open Golf: Johnny Miller
*U.S. Tennis: John Newcombe/Margaret Smith Court
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Jan Kodes/Billie Jean King
*NCAA Football Champions: Alabama & Notre Dame
*NCAA Basketball UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Secretariat
Raquel Welch, Pam Grier.
Other Facts (1973)"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." - President Richard Nixon
*Jim Croce was killed in an airplane crash.
*The soft drink 7Up is now called "The Uncola".
*A ceasefire is signed, ending involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War.
*Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting new race records in two of the three events, the Kentucky Derby, and the Belmont Stakes. Both records still stand today.
*Air Bags were first used by the public in the Oldsmobile Toronado.
*At the Academy Awards, Sacheen Littlefeather stands in for Marlon Brando and refuses his Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Godfather, to protest the U.S. government's treatment of Native Americans.
*Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is invented.
*Skylab, the first American space station, is launched.
*"My brain? But that's my second favorite organ!" - Woody Allen, in 'Sleeper'
*Movies in 1973 include The Harder They Come, American Graffiti, The Exorcist, The Sting, Last Tango in Paris.
*Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) hikes oil prices tremendously in retaliation for Western countries' involvement in Yom Kippur War.
*The U.S. military draft ends.
*Members of the American Indian Movement protesting long-term civil rights and poverty, occupy and seize the historic town of Wounded Knee for over two months.
*Elvis and Priscilla Presley make a court appearance together and their divorce is granted.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: John Sirica
*Miss America: Terry Meeuwsen (De Pere, WI)
*Miss USA: Amanda Jones (Illinois)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Anti-Monopoly, Raleigh Chopper Bikes, Toy guns, Shrinky Dinks, Pente, Dungeons and Dragons.
What Was On TV:All in the Family (CBS), The Waltons (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), M*A*S*H (CBS), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Maude (CBS), Kojak (CBS), The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (CBS), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS), Cannon (CBS).
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