Friday, January 20, 2012

The Year Was MCMLXXIII

*CBS sells the NY Yankees for $10 million

*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!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a blessed day.

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