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- January 20, 1973 - President Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
- January 23, 1973 - Vietnam Peace Agreement Reached
- January 27, 1973 - The cease-fire agreement is signed and the military draft ends in the United States.
- February 14, 1973 - First POW's return home
- March 28, 1973 - The last U.S. military personnel departed South Vietnam.
- April 8, 1973 - Spanish artist Pablo Picasso dies at age 91.
- April 30, 1973 - Nixon henchmen H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman and Attorney General Richard Kleindienst resign while Nixon fires John Dean as White House consel.
- May 7, 1973 - Thanks to the Watergate efforts of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post wins a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
- May 17, 1973 - Senator Sam Ervin's Watergate hearings begin.
- June 9, 1973 - Secretariat becomes the first horse since 1948 to win the Triple Crown.
- July 16, 1973 - The White House admits that recording equipment has been used to tape virtually all presidential meetings.
- September 2, 1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien dies. His books include "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings."
- September 6, 1973 - At Watergate hearings, Pat Buchanan admits to unethical 1972 Republican campaign.
- September 11, 1973 - Military junta allegedly backed by the CIA overthrows Marxist government of Salvador Allende of Chile.
- September 18, 1973 - The United Nations accepts East and West Germany as member nations.
- September 19, 1973 - Graham Parsons of the Flying Burrito Brothers dies from a multiple drug overdose while rehearsing in the desert outside Los Angeles.
- September 20, 1973 - Jim Croce dies in plane crash en route to a performance at Austin College in Sherman, Texas from Natchitoches, Louisiana two months after the release of his album "Time in a Bottle."
- September 20, 1973 - Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in "battle of sexes" tennis match.
- September 23, 1973 - Juan Peron re-elected president of Argentina.
- September 29, 1973 - The DeFranco Family's "Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat" hits #3 on Billboard's Top 40. Also on charts is Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (#12), The Rolling Stones' "Angie" (#2), and Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band" (#1).
- October 5, 1973 - Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize Marijuana.
- October 6, 1973 - A war between Israel and both Egypt along the Suez Canal and Syria along the Golan Heights begins.
- October 9, 1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley get a divorce
- October 10, 1973 - Spiro Agnew resigns as vice president of the United States after pleading nolo contendere to a count of tax-evasion.
- October 12, 1973 - President Nixon announces Gerald R. Ford as vice president.
- October 15, 1973 - New talk show featuring Tom Snyder called The Tomorrow Show premieres on NBC-TV.
- October 17, 1973 - OPEC begins its oil embargo against the West.
- October 19, 1973 - At Watergate hearings, John Dean pleads guilty to his role in cover-up
- October 20, 1973 - The Six Million Dollar Man premieres on ABC-TV. The show depicts the life of astronaut Steve Austin (played by Lee Majors) who has undergone a special life-saving bionic and cybernetic operation following a mishap during a test flight. Following the $6 million surgery he becomes an agent of the O.S.I (Office of Scientific Intelligence).
- October 20, 1973 - President Nixon fires White House special prosecutor Archibald Cox, which results in resignations of Attorney General Richardson and his assistant William Ruckelhaus.
- October 24, 1973 - Their militaries demoralized and decimated, Egypt and Syria accept a United Nations cease-fire agreement ending the 2nd Arab-Israeli war.
- November 17, 1973 - President Nixon says, "I am not a crook."
- November 20, 1973 - Comedian Alan Sherman ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah") dies
- December 1, 1973 - The Carpenters "Top of the World" hits Number 1 on Billboard's Top 40.
- December 3, 1973 - The first close-up color photos of Jupiter are transferred from Pioneer 10.
- December 6, 1973 - Confirmed by the Senate, Gerald R. Ford becomes the first unelected vice-president of the United States.
- December 8, 1973 - Brownsville Station's "Smokin' In The Boy's Room" hits Billboard's Top 40.
- December 13, 1973 - "Brain Salad Surgery" by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer goes gold.
- December 17, 1973 - Newsweek runs story "King Pong: Electronic video games."
- December 20, 1973 - Bobby "Mack the Knife" Darin dies of heart failure.
- December 25, 1973 - The Sting is released.
- May, 1973 - Paper Moon is released.
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