*Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii was watched by more people than the Apollo moon landings.
*The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in Superbowl VII.
*Roe v. Wade was the Supreme Court's decision to overturn states' ban on abortion.
* US involvement in Vietnam ends.
*On JANUARY 20, 1973, President Nixon is inaugurated for his second term (my mother still has the front page of the paper on this day).
*The first handheld cellular phone call is made.
*The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City making it the world's tallest buildings.
*Federal Express officially begins operations in Memphis, TN, delivering 186 packages.
*The Sears Tower in Chicago is finished.
*Secretariat becomes the first Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
*The Watergate Scandal.
*The patent for the ATM is granted.
*The Arab Oil Embargo triggers the 1973 energy crisis.
*The Academy Award for Best Picture went to "The Godfather."
*Record of the Year: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.
*Movies: "American Graffiti," "The Exorcist," "Last Tango in Paris."
*Deaths: Betty Grable, Pablo Picasso, & Lyndon Baines Johnson
*Average cost of a new house: $32,500
*Average income per year: $12,900
*Cost of a gallon of gas: 40 cents
*Cost of a dozen eggs: 45 cents
*Popular musicians: The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Diana Ross, ABBA
*Popular TV Shows: "THe Partridge Family," "MASH," "Sanford & Son," & "The Waltons."
*Popular people born in 1973; Tyra Banks, Monica Lewinsky, Kate Beckinsale, & Monica Seles
1973.....what a year!!
Happy Birthday to me!!!