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This year in History: Born in 1973 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1973


January 17   Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life"" of the Philippines."

January 23   President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

January 27   Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.

October 10   Spiro Agnew becomes the second Vice President of the United States to resign

October 20   The first episode of The Six Million Dollar Man airs on TV.

October 23   A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.

November 27   The United States Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.

December 16   O. J. Simpson becomes 1st NFL player to rush for 2,000 yard in a season

April 4   The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.

April 8   Pablo Picasso died

May 14   Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.

June 9   The horse Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

August 17   Willie Mays hits his 660th and last home run of his career.

September 20   Singer and songwriter Jim Croce is killed in a plane crash.

September 23   Juan Peron regains power in Argentina.

Famous Birthdays:

February 4   Oscar De La Hoya (Boxer)

February 28   Eric Lindros (Hockey Player)

March 23   Jason Kidd (NBA basketball player)

April 4   David Blaine (Magician)

April 14   Adrian Brody (Actor)

May 5   Tina Yothers (Actress)

May 16   Tori Spelling (Actress)

June 1   Heidi Klum (Model)

June 10   Faith Evans (Singer)

June 15   Neil Patrick Harris (Actor)

June 22   Carson Daly (TV Host)

July 8   Raffi (Children's music singer)

July 15   Brain Austin Green (Actor)

July 23   Nomar Garciapara (Baseball player)

July 26   Kate Beckinsale (Actress)

July 29   Stephen Dorff (Actor)

August 1   Tempestt Bledsoe (Actress from the Cosby Show)

August 20   Todd Helton (Baseball Player)

August 24   Dave Chapelle (Comedian)

September 4   Jason David Frank (Actor)

September 5   Rose McGowan (Actress)

September 12   Paul Walker (Actor)

September 14   NAS (Rapper)

September 18   James Marsden (Actor - X-Men Movies)

October 3   Neve Campbell (Actress)

October 6   Rebecca Lobo (WNBA star)

October 9   Steve Burns ( Blue's Clues Actor)

October 10   Mario Lopez (Actor)

November 5   Johnny Damon (Baseball Player)

November 9   Nick Lachey (Singer)

November 26   Peter Facinelli (Actor)

December 2   Monica Seles (Tennis Player)

December 3   Holly Marie Combs (Actress)

December 4   Tyra Banks (Supermodel/TV Reality Host)

December 7   Terrell Owens (Football Player)

December 24   Stephanie Meyer (Author of Twilight Series)


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