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1973 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates


 1973 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates




Top movies of 1973 included American Graffiti, The Exorcist, The Sting, Serpico, Paper Moon, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Detail, The Way We Were and Live And Let Die.


 Notable people we lost in 1973 included Jim Croce, Bobby Darin, Gene Krupa, Betty Grable, Noel Coward, Lon Chaney JR., Edward G. Robinson, Lyndon B. Johnson and Pablo Picasso.


   O.J. Simpson became the first N.F.L. player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

Reggie Jackson and the Oakland A’s repeat as World Series champions by defeating the New York Mets.

   On TV, All In The Family is once again the most popular series, followed by the Waltons, Sanford and Son, M*A*S*H and Hawaii Five-0.
   The Watergate scandal became a North American spectator sport as millions watched the Senate Watergate hearings on television.
   The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 2.
The Ottawa roughriders beat the Edmonton Eskimos 22-16 to win the Grey Cup.

   A cease- fire in Vietnam ended the direct involvement of U.S. troops in Indochina.

   U.S. president Richard Nixon agrees to hand over tape recordings of conversations that might have some bearing on the Watergate break -in.

   The CB radio craze began to spread everywhere.

   On Elvis Presley’s 38th birthday, he files for divorce from his wife Priscilla.

   The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ by Roberta Flack.  
   Helen Reddy becomes the host of NBC TV’s late night Friday night concert series ‘Midnight Special’.
   George Foreman knocked out Joe Frazier to win the Heavyweight Boxing crown.


 Former Detroit Red Wings hockey
star, Gordie Howe, signed a 4 year contract with the Houston Astros for ‘close to a million dollars’.
   The halter top was the hottest new fashion statement.
   Debut artists of ‘73 included Aerosmith, B.T.O. and E.LO.
   A new postal code system was introduced in Canada.
The metric system started being used in schools across Canada.

The minimum wage in Canada increased from $1.80 to $2.00 an hour.


 Car licence renewals were made easier in Ontario. Instead of being issued new plates every year, you simply put a coloured sticker on your existing license plate.


   Jesus Christ Superstar opened in Toronto for the first time. The show played at the O’keefe Center and tickets were around $7.50.