Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1973
January 2 - Lucy Davis, British actress January 2 - Will Kirby, American actor January 4 - Frank Høj, Danish cyclist January 5 - Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys) January 6 - Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player January 7 - Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer January 8 - Sean Paul, Jamaican singer January 8 - Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer January 9 - Angela Bettis, American actress January 10 - Ryan Drummond, American voice actor January 10 - Glenn Robinson, American basketball player January 11 - Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress January 11 - Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer January 11 - Rockmond Dunbar, American actor January 12 - Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay) January 12 - Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish) January 12 - Hande Yener, Turkish singer January 13 - Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player January 13 - Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor January 14 - Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver January 15 - Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer January 16 - Josie Davis, American actress January 17 - Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer January 17 - Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain January 17 - Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player January 18 - Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer January 18 - Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker) January 19 - Drea de Matteo, American actress January 19 - Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist January 19 - Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity January 22 - Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer January 23 - Lanei Chapman, American actress January 25 - Geoff Johns, American comic book writer January 25 - Chris Guy, American professional wrestler January 26 - Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka January 29 - Jason Schmidt, American baseball player January 30 - Jalen Rose, American basketball player January 31 - Portia de Rossi, Australian actress February 1 - Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder February 1 - Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress February 2 - Aleksander Tammert, Estonian discus thrower February 4 - Oscar De La Hoya, Mexican-born boxer February 5 - Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player February 5 - Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer February 7 - Juwan Howard, American basketball player February 8 - Keith McDonald, American baseball player February 9 - Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast February 9 - Colin Egglesfield, American actor February 11 - Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist February 11 - Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress February 11 - Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician February 12 - Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater February 12 - Kath Soucie, American voice actress February 12 - Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress February 14 - Steve McNair, American football player February 15 - Kateřina Neumannová, Czech cross country skier February 15 - Amy Van Dyken, American swimmer February 15 - Sarah Wynter, Australian actress February 15 - Alex Borstein, American actress and animator February 16 - Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer February 16 - Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete February 16 - Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer February 17 - SaRenna Lee, American pornographic actress February 18 - Claude Makélélé, French footballer February 21 - Heri Joensen, Faroese musician February 21 - Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host February 22 - Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer February 22 - Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer February 22 - Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete February 23 - Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans) February 24 - Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot) February 24 - Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast February 24 - Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player February 24 - Richard Clapp, Canadian baseball player February 25 - Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees) February 25 - Anson Mount, American actor February 25 - Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer February 25 - Normann Stadler, German triathlete February 26 - Marshall Faulk, American football player February 26 - Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian retired footballer February 26 - Jenny Thompson, American swimmer February 27 - Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead) February 27 - Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer February 27 - Peter André, Australian singer February 28 - Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player February 28 - Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver February 28 - Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler March 1 - Jack Davenport, English actor March 1 - Ryan Peake, Canadian guitarist (Nickelback) March 1 - Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ March 1 - Chris Webber, American basketball player March 2 - Trevor Sinclair, English footballer March 2 - Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player March 3 - Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist March 3 - Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer March 3 - Victoria Zdrok, Ukrainian model March 4 - Summer Cummings, American actress March 4 - Phillip Daniels, American footballer March 4 - Len Wiseman, American director March 5 - Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer March 5 - Ryan Franklin, American baseball player March 6 - Michael Finley, American basketball player March 6 - Greg Ostertag, American basketball player March 6 - Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth) March 7 - Ray Parlour, English footballer March 7 - Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo) March 7 - Jason Bright, Australian racing driver March 8 - Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering) March 8 - Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model March 8 - Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver March 8 - Justin Thompson, American baseball player March 8 - Mark Lukasiewicz, American baseball player March 9 - Aaron Boone, American baseball player March 10 - Eva Herzigova, Czech model March 10 - Chris Sutton, English footballer March 10 - Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer March 10 - John LeCompt, American guitarist March 11 - Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer March 13 - Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer March 13 - David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed) March 13 - Bobby Jackson, American basketballer March 16 - Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss) March 17 - Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya) March 17 - Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician March 17 - Vance Wilson, American baseball player March 17 - Jerome Woods, American Football player for the Kansas City Chiefs March 18 - Max Barry, Australian author March 18 - Luci Christian, American voice actress March 19 - Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress March 19 - Bun B, American Rapper (UGK) March 20 - Jane March, English actress March 20 - Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor March 20 - Cedric Yarbrough, American actor March 21 - Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality March 21 - Stuart Nethercott, English footballer March 21 - Jerry Supiran, American actor March 22 - Beverley Knight, English singer March 22 - Joe Nedney, American football player March 23 - Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer March 23 - Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver March 23 - Jason Kidd, American basketball player March 24 - Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer March 24 - Steve Corica, Australian soccer player March 25 - Anthony Barness, English footballer March 25 - Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames) March 26 - Heather Goldenhersh, American actress March 26 - T.R. Knight, American actor March 26 - Matt Burke, Australian rugby player March 28 - Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler March 28 - Matt Nathanson, American singer-songwriter March 29 - Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer March 29 - Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer, March 30 - Jan Koller, Czech footballer March 30 - Matthew Pritchard, Welsh Stuntman March 31 - Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000) April 1 - Christian Finnegan, American comedian April 1 - Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricketer April 1 - Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst April 1 - Joe Francis, American adult video producer April 3 - Jamie Bamber, English actor April 3 - Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor April 4 - David Blaine, American illusionist April 4 - Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete April 4 - Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer April 5 - Tony Banks, American football player April 5 - Élodie Bouchez, French actress April 5 - Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes) April 6 - Donnie Edwards, American football player April 6 - Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer April 6 - Sun Wen, Chinese footballer April 6 - Gina Yashere, English comedian April 7 - Carole Montillet, French skier April 7 - Ève Salvail, Canadian model April 7 - Brett Tomko, American baseball player April 8 - Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer April 8 - Emma Caulfield, American actress April 8 - Alex S. Gonzalez, American baseball player April 10 - Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director April 10 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer April 10 - Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician April 11 - Jennifer Esposito, American television actor April 12 - Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball player April 12 - Claudia Jordan, American model April 14 - Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer April 14 - Adrien Brody, American actor April 16 - Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer April 16 - Aliaune Thiam Akon, American singer and song writer April 17 - Brett Maher, Australian basketballer April 17 - Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler April 18 - Derrick Brooks, American football player April 18 - Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian athlete April 18 - Brady Clark, American baseball player April 20 - Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter April 21 - Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete April 22 - Adem Poric, Australian former footballer April 22 - Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer April 23 - Patrick Poulin, French-Canadian ice hockey player April 24 - Eric Snow, American basketball player April 24 - Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer April 24 - Gabby Logan, British television presenter April 25 - Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin) April 26 - Chris Perry, English footballer April 27 - Sébastien Lareau, French Canadian professional tennis player April 28 - Elisabeth Röhm, American actress April 28 - Jorge Garcia, American actor April 28 - Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer April 29 - Johan Hegg, Swedish heavy metal vocalist April 30 - Akon, American R&B Singer May 1 - Curtis Martin, American football player May 1 - Oliver Neuville, German footballer May 2 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter May 4 - Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer May 4 - John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player May 5 - Tina Yothers, American actress May 7 - Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter May 7 - Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist May 9 - Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress May 10 - Craig Mack, American rapper May 10 - Jerome Williams, American basketball player May 10 - Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player May 10 - Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer/songwriter (Blackfield) May 11 - James Haven, American actor May 12 - Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress May 14 - Voshon Lenard, American basketball player May 14 - Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer May 14 - Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director May 14 - Julian White, English rugby union footballer May 16 - Special Ed, American rapper May 16 - Tori Spelling, American actress May 16 - Jason Acuña, American television personality May 17 - Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter May 17 - Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005) May 17 - Sasha Alexander, American television actress May 17 - Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer May 18 - Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver May 20 - Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress May 21 - Noel Fielding, British comedian May 22 - Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor May 22 - Julián Tavárez, Dominican baseball player May 22 - Danny Tiatto, Australian soccer player May 24 - Bartolo Colón, Dominican baseball player May 24 - Dermot O'Leary, English television presenter May 24 - Ruslana, Ukrainian singer May 24 - Vladimír Šmicer, Czech professional footballer May 25 - Demetri Martin, American comedian May 25 - Molly Sims, American model and actress May 25 - Daz Dillinger, American hip-hop performer May 27 - Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian May 29 - Anthony Azizi, American actor May 29 - Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day) May 29 - Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer May 30 - Leigh Francis, British comedian May 31 - Dominique Van Roost, Belgian tennis player June 1 - Frederik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer June 1 - Adam Garcia, Australian actor June 1 - Derek Lowe, American baseball player June 1 - Heidi Klum, German supermodel June 2 - Neifi Perez, Dominican baseball player June 5 - Lamon Brewster, American boxer June 5 - Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter June 5 - Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka June 7 - Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress June 8 - Lexa Doig, Canadian actress June 8 - Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress June 9 - Tedy Bruschi, American football player June 9 - Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal June 9 - Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director June 10 - Faith Evans, American singer June 10 - Pokey Reese, American baseball player June 10 - Flesh-N-Bone, American rapper June 11 - José Manuel Abundis, Mexican football (soccer) forward June 12 - Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer June 12 - Darryl White, Australian rules footballer June 13 - Sam Adams, American football player June 13 - Mattias Hellberg, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters) June 13 - Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced June 13 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer June 14 - Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer June 15 - Neil Patrick Harris, American actor June 15 - Tore André Flo, Norwegian footballer June 15 - Pia Miranda, Australian actress June 15 - Greg Vaughan, American actor June 16 - Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer June 17 - Krayzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) June 17 - Louis Leterrier, French film director June 17 - Leander Paes, Indian tennis player June 17 - Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant June 18 - Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower June 18 - Eddie Cibrian, American actor June 18 - Julie Depardieu, French actress June 19 - Jahine Arnold, American football player June 19 - Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player June 20 - Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones) June 21 - Juliette Lewis, American actress June 22 - Carson Daly, American television personality June 23 - Marie N, Latvian singer June 24 - Alexander Beyer, German actor June 24 - Ji Jin Hee, South Korean actor June 25 - Jamie Redknapp, English footballer June 26 - Gretchen Wilson, American singer June 26 - Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor June 26 - Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi) June 28 - Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete June 29 - George Hincapie, American cyclist June 30 - Chan-ho Park, South Korean baseball player July 2 - Peter Kay, British comedian July 3 - Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director July 3 - Patrick Wilson, American actor July 3 - Emma Cunniffe, British actress July 4 - Gackt, Japanese singer July 4 - Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver July 4 - Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer July 4 - Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver July 4 - Tony Popovic, Australian soccer player July 5 - Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer July 5 - Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans) July 5 - Róisín Murphy, Irish musician July 5 - René Spies, German bobsledder July 7 - Troy Garity, American actor July 7 - José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player July 7 - Matt Mantei, American baseball player July 7 - Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player July 7 - Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka July 8 - Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress July 9 - Kelly Holcomb, American football player July 9 - Enrique Murciano, American actor July 11 - Andrew Bird, American musician July 11 - Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete July 12 - Magoo, American rapper July 12 - Christian Vieri, Italian footballer July 13 - Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer July 14 - Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter July 14 - Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player July 14 - Candela Peña, Spanish actress July 15 - John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down) July 15 - Brian Austin Green, American actor July 16 - Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist July 16 - Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer July 16 - Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author July 17 - Eric Moulds, American football player July 17 - Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer July 17 - Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor July 19 - Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth) July 19 - Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor July 19 - Scott Walker, Canadian hockey player July 20 - Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player July 20 - Nixon McLean, West Indian cricketer July 20 - Claudio Reyna, American soccer player July 20 - Mads Rieper, Danish footballer July 21 - Ali Landry, American model and actress July 22 - Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden) July 22 - Mike Sweeney, American baseball player July 22 - Rufus Wainwright, Canadian singer July 23 - Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player July 23 - Omar Epps, American actor July 23 - Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis) July 23 - Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern July 23 - Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer July 25 - Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth) July 25 - David Denman, American actor July 25 - Kevin Phillips, English footballer July 25 - Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer July 25 - Michael C. Williams, American actor July 26 - Kate Beckinsale, British actress July 27 - Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones) July 27 - Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer July 27 - Erik Nijs, Belgian long jumper July 28 - Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player July 28 - Marc Dupré, Quebec humorist and singer July 29 - Stephen Dorff, American actor July 29 - Wanya Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men) July 30 - Markus Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player July 30 - Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor July 31 - Chandra North, American supermodel July 31 - Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player August 1 - Gregg Berhalter, American footballer August 1 - Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress August 1 - Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete August 1 - Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor August 1 - Les Hill,Australian Actor, August 2 - Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer August 3 - Patrick Wilson, American actor August 3 - Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder August 3 - Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer August 3 - Michael Ealy, American actor August 4 - Eva Amaral, Spanish singer and songwriter August 4 - Xavier Marchand, French swimmer August 5 - Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer August 6 - Vera Farmiga, American actress August 6 - Max Kellerman, American sportscaster August 6 - Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist August 7 - Danny Graves, American baseball player August 7 - Kevin Muscat, Australian footballer August 8 - Toby Allen, Australian singer (Human Nature) August 8 - Shane Lee, Australian cricketer August 8 - Senta Moses, American actress August 8 - Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed) August 9 - Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor August 9 - Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer August 10 - Lisa Raymond, American tennis player August 10 - Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer August 11 - Nigel Harman, British actor August 12 - Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist August 12 - Todd Marchant, American ice hockey player August 12 - Richard Reid, British terrorist August 12 - Yvette Nicole Brown, American actress August 12 - Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, August 12 - Grey DeLisle, American voice actress August 13 - Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress August 13 - Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007) August 14 - Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer August 14 - Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer August 14 - Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer August 16 - Damian Jackson, American baseball player August 19 - Callum Blue, British actor August 19 - Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer August 19 - Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer August 20 - Todd Helton, American baseball player August 21 - Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player August 22 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian August 22 - Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys) August 23 - Casey Blake, American baseball player August 23 - Kerry Walmsley, New Zealand cricketer August 23 - Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model August 24 - Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player August 24 - Dave Chappelle, American actor and Comedian August 24 - Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer August 24 - Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor August 25 - Fatih Akin, Turkish-German film director August 25 - Olavi Mikkonen, Swedish heavy metal guitarist (Amon Amarth) August 27 - Carlene Begnaud, American professional wrestler August 27 - Cory Bowles, Canadian actor August 27 - Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer August 27 - Dietmar Hamann, German footballer August 28 - Matthew John Armstrong, American actor August 28 - DJ Assault, American musician August 29 - Adam Sessler, American TV show host August 29 - Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist August 31 - Scott Niedermayer, Canadian ice hockey player September 1 - Ram Kapoor, Indian actor September 1 - J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS) September 1 - Zach Thomas, American football player September 2 - Katt Williams, American comedian,actor,and rapper September 2 - Jason Blake, American hockey player September 2 - Indika de Saram, Sri Lankan cricketer September 3 - Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer September 3 - Jennifer Paige, American singer/songwriter September 3 - Damon Stoudamire, American basketball player September 4 - Jason David Frank, American actor September 4 - Aaron Fultz, American baseball player September 5 - Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress September 5 - Paddy Considine, English actor September 6 - Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer September 6 - Greg Rusedski, Canadian-born tennis player September 7 - Shannon Elizabeth, American actress September 8 - Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer September 9 - Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player September 10 - Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer September 12 - Darren Campbell, British athlete September 12 - Ki-Jana Carter, American football player September 12 - Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player September 12 - Paul Walker, American actor September 13 - Christine Arron, French runner September 13 - Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer September 13 - Kelly Chen, Chinese singer September 13 - Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer September 14 - Terrell Fletcher, American football September 14 - Tony Bui, Vietnamese film director September 14 - Nas, American rapper September 14 - Linvoy Primus, English footballer September 14 - Mike Ward, Canadian comedian September 15 - Julie Cox, English actress September 16 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist September 16 - Justin Haythe, American writer September 16 - George Corrie, English Footballer September 17 - Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress September 17 - Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer September 18 - Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player September 18 - James Marsden, American actor September 18 - Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi) September 19 - Nick Colgan, Irish footballer September 19 - Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian racing car driver September 19 - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Australian actor September 20 - Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker September 21 - Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer September 23 - Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist September 24 - Eddie George, American football player September 25 - Bridgette Wilson, American actress September 25 - Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer September 25 - Bridget Marquardt, American model September 26 - Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers) September 26 - Chris Small, Scottish snooker player September 26 - Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper September 27 - Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake) September 28 - Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician September 28 - Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player September 29 - Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player September 29 - Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player September 29 - Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter October 1 - Jana Henke, German swimmer October 1 - Rachid Chékhémani, French runner October 1 - John Thomson, American baseball player October 2 - Lene, Norwegian singer (Aqua) October 2 - Efren Ramirez, American actor October 2 - Scott Schoeneweis, American baseball player October 2 - Proof, American rapper (D12) (d. 2006) October 3 - Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress October 3 - Neve Campbell, Canadian actress October 3 - Angélica Gavaldón, Mexican tennis player October 3 - Lena Headey, British actress October 4 - Chris Parks, American wrestler October 6 - Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer October 6 - Jeff Davis, American comedian October 6 - Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor October 6 - Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player October 6 - Jay Vasavada, Indian Author October 7 - Dida, Brazilian footballer October 7 - Sami Hyypiä, Finnish footballer October 7 - Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back October 9 - Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence) October 9 - Steve Burns, American actor and musician October 9 - Erin Daniels, American actress October 9 - Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody) October 9 - Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer October 10 - Mario López, American actor October 10 - Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer October 11 - Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor/model October 11 - Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer October 11 - Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot October 11 - Dmitri Young, American baseball player October 11 - Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper October 12 - Lesli Brea, Dominican baseball player October 12 - Rodney Mack, professional wrestler October 13 - Brian Dawkins, American football player October 13 - Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver October 13 - Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress October 15 - Dax Riggs, American musician October 16 - Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler October 16 - David Unsworth, English professional footballer October 18 - Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer October 19 - Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player October 19 - Joaquin Gage, Canadian ice hockey player October 21 - Lera Auerbach, Russian composer October 21 - Charlie Lowell, American Musician October 22 - Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer October 22 - Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player October 24 - Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist October 24 - Madlib, American musician and rapper October 24 - Mike Matthews, American baseball player October 24 - Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer October 24 - Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer October 26 - Seth MacFarlane, American animator October 26 - Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler October 27 - Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds) October 28 - Alvin Burke, Jr. October 29 - Robert Pirès, French footballer October 29 - Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player October 30 - Adam "Edge" Copeland, Canadian wrestler October 30 - Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster October 30 - Michael Oakes, English footballer October 31 - Tim Byrdak, American baseball player October 31 - David Dellucci, American baseball player October 31 - Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer October 31 - Beverly Lynne, American erotic film actress November 1 - Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress and Miss World November 1 - Assia, Algerian singer November 1 - Geoff Horsfield, English footballer November 2 - Marisol Nichols, American actress November 3 - Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician November 3 - Nemone, athlete and broadcaster November 3 - Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot) November 5 - Johnny Damon, American baseball player November 5 - Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player November 5 - Daniella Westbrook, English actress November 6 - Nell McAndrew, British model November 7 - Yunjin Kim, South Korean actress November 7 - Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer November 9 - Alyson Court, Canadian actress November 9 - Nick Lachey, American singer November 9 - Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress November 9 - Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer November 10 - Patrik Berger, Czech footballer November 11 - Jason White, American musician (Green Day) November 12 - Mayte Garcia, American dancer November 12 - Radha Mitchell, Australian actress November 13 - Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer November 14 - Dana Snyder, American voice actor November 14 - Lawyer Milloy, American football player November 14 - Moka Only, Canadian musician November 15 - Jesse Merz, American actor November 15 - Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress November 16 - Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner November 16 - Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player November 17 - Eli Marrero, American baseball player November 17 - Bernd Schneider, German footballer November 17 - Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater November 18 - Nic Pothas, South African/English wicket-keeper November 19 - Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer November 19 - Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer November 19 - Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter November 21 - Brook Kerr, American actress November 21 - Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress November 23 - Trick Daddy, American rapper November 25 - Erick Strickland, American basketball player November 26 - Peter Facinelli, American actor November 27 - Samantha Harris, American model and host November 27 - Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler November 27 - Twista, American rapper November 28 - Jade Puget, American musician (AFI) November 29 - Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer November 29 - Sarah Jones, American playwright November 30 - John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed) November 30 - Jason Reso (aka "Christian Cage"), Canadian professional wrestler December 1 - Jon Theodore, American musician December 2 - Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer December 2 - Monica Seles, Yugoslavian-born tennis player December 2 - Jan Ullrich, German cyclist December 3 - Holly Marie Combs, American actress December 3 - Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler December 3 - Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey December 4 - Racci Shay, American Musician December 4 - Tyra Banks, American supermodel December 4 - Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ December 4 - Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer December 4 - Kate Rusby, English folk singer December 5 - Shalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel and actress December 5 - Danielle Winits, Brazilian Actress December 7 - Terrell Owens, American football player December 7 - Fabien Pelous, French international rugby player December 7 - Damien Rice, Irish musician December 8 - Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor December 8 - Corey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot December 11 - Mos Def, American rapper and actor December 12 - Walter Otta, Argentine footballer December 13 - Christie Clark, American actress December 14 - Tomasz Radzinski, Polish-born Canadian soccer player December 14 - Tia Texada, American actress and singer December 14 - Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001) December 15 - Surya Bonaly, French-born American figure skater December 15 - Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director December 16 - Themba Mnguni, South African footballer December 16 - Scott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer December 17 - Konstadinos Gatsioudis, Greek javelin thrower December 17 - Paula Radcliffe, English runner December 19 - Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor December 19 - Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist December 20 - Cory Stillman, National Hockey League forward December 21 - Karmen Stavec, German-born Slovenian singer December 21 - Mike Alstott, American football player December 21 - Irakli Alasania,Georgian politician and diplomat, December 24 - Eddie Pope, American soccer player December 24 - Stephenie Meyer, Author December 25 - Robbie Elliott, English footballer December 25 - Chris Harris, American professional wrestler December 26 - Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality December 27 - Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer December 27 - Wilson Cruz, Puerto Rican actor December 28 - Alex Dimitriades, Australian actor December 28 - Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress December 28 - Seth Meyers, American actor December 29 - Pimp C, American rapper (UGK) (d. 2007) December 30 - Jason Behr, American actor December 30 - Ato Boldon, Trinidadian athlete December 30 - Nacho Vidal, Spanish porn star December 31 - Shandon Anderson, American basketball player December 31 - Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap)
January 15 - Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919) January 19 - Max Adrian, Northern Irish actor (b. 1903) January 23 - Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948) January 23 - Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886) January 24 - J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1897) January 24 - Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949) January 26 - Edward G. Robinson, American actor (b. 1893) January 26 - Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906) January 27 - William Nolde, last American combat casualty of Vietnam War (b. 1929) January 28 - John Banner, Austrian actor (b. 1910) February 9 - Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883) February 15 - Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924) February 15 - Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919) February 18 - Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (b. 1891) February 19 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892) February 19 - Kostas Negrepontis, Greek footballer (b. 1897) February 22 - Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900) March 2 - Cleo A. Noel, Jr. March 6 - Pearl S. Buck, American writer March 8 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American musician (b. 1945) March 10 - Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897) March 12 - Frankie Frisch, American baseball player (b. 1898) March 14 - Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907) March 18 - Lauritz Melchior, Danish-born American opera singer (b. 1890) March 26 - Noel Coward, English composer and playwright (b. 1899) March 26 - Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916) March 26 - Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909) March 26 - George Sisler, American baseball player (b. 1893) April 5 - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928) April 26 - Irene Ryan, American actress (b. 1902) April 27 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914) April 28 - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893) April 30 - Václav Renč, Czech poet May 4 - Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright (b. 1917) May 11 - Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919) May 12 - Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927) May 14 - Jean Gebser, German-born author May 18 - Jeannette Rankin, first U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1880) May 20 - Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945) May 21 - Vaughn Monroe, American musician (b. 1911) May 27 - P.Ramlee, Malaysian actor,singer and songwriter (b. 1922) May 29 - P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor June 1 - Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915) June 3 - Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919) June 4 - Murry Wilson, father of Brian Wilson June 10 - William Inge, American playwright (b. 1913) June 18 - Roger Delgado, British actor (b. 1918) June 29 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915) June 30 - Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr, (b. 1903) July 2 - Betty Grable, American actress (b. 1916) July 2 - Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903) July 2 - George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880) July 7 - Veronica Lake, American actress (b. 1919) July 8 - Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (b. 1877) July 12 - Lon Chaney, Jr. July 13 - Willy Fritsch, German film actor (b. 1901) July 18 - Jack Hawkins, English film actor (b. 1910) July 29 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948) August 1 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (b. 1882) August 2 - Jean-Pierre Melville, French film director (b. 1917) August 6 - Memphis Minnie, American blues singer (b. 1897) August 7 - Jack Gregory, Former Australian cricketer (b. 1895) August 12 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist August 17 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928) August 17 - Paul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1939) August 17 - Conrad Aiken, American author (b. 1889) August 22 - Louise Huff, American actress (b. 1895) August 31 - John Ford, American film director (b. 1894) September 2 - Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910) September 2 - J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (b. 1892) September 5 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889) September 11 - Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru September 13 - Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913) September 15 - Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, (b. 1882) September 15 - Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941) September 19 - Gram Parsons, American musician (b. 1946) September 20 - Jim Croce, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943) September 23 - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet September 26 - Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923) September 26 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908) September 29 - W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907) October 2 - Paul Hartman, American actor (b. 1904) October 2 - Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (b. 1897) October 6 - François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944) October 6 - Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895) October 12 - Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer October 16 - Gene Krupa, American jazz drummer (b. 1909) October 17 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (b. 1926) October 18 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886) October 21 - Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932) October 25 - Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928) October 25 - Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (b. 1932) October 28 - Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889) October 28 - Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883) November 3 - Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900) November 10 - David "Stringbean" Akeman, American country music banjo player (b. 1915) November 11 - David "Stringbean" Akeman, American banjo player (b. 1915) November 13 - Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901) November 17 - The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878) November 20 - Allan Sherman, American comedian (b. 1924) November 23 - Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (b. 1889) November 24 - John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881) November 25 - Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born actor (b. 1928) November 27 - Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887) November 28 - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886) December 3 - Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895) December 10 - Wolf Vishniac, American microbiologist (b. 1922) December 13 - Henry Green, English author (b. 1905) December 20 - Bobby Darin, American singer (b. 1936) December 23 - Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (b. 1892) December 23 - Irna Phillips, American television writer
January 1 - Denmark, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland are admitted into the European Community. January 7 - Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana before being shot to death by police officers. January 8 - Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched. January 8 - Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins. January 15 - Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam. January 17 - Ferdinand Marcos becomes "President for Life" of the Philippines. January 22 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, allowing abortion January 22 - A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria killing 176. January 23 - President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam. January 23 - A volcano eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland. January 27 - Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde falls, becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty. February 9 - Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India. February 11 - Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place. February 12 - Vietnam War: The first United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong. February 21 - Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down a Libyan Airlines jet killing 108. February 22 - Cold War: Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices. February 27 - The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota. March 1 - Black September terrorists storm the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan resulting in the 1973 Khartoum diplomatic assassinations. March 5 - Donald DeFreeze, the future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison. March 17 - The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family. March 24 - Kenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California. March 29 - Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. April 1 - Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India. April 2 - Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service. April 3 - The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States. April 4 - The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated. April 6 - Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft. April 6 - The American League of Major League Baseball begin using the Designated Hitter April 8 - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place. April 10 - A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104. April 17 - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded. April 28 - Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over the course of 18 hours in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures are damaged, and the town of Antelope, California ceases to exist, with every building being reduced to the foundation. This accident leads to the passing of the Transportation Safety Act of 1974 which makes the NTSB an independent agency. April 30 - Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and others have resigned. May 3 - The Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out as the world's tallest building. May 8 - A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants. May 11 - Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed. May 17 - Watergate scandal: Hearings begin in the United States Senate and are televised. May 24 - Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords. May 29 - Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California. May 31 - The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War. June 3 - A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft. June 4 - A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain. June 9 - Secretariat wins the Triple Crown. June 10 - John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy. June 20 - Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured. June 21 - In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law. June 23 - A fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale. June 26 - On Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket. June 27 - The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état. June 28 - Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time. July 5 - Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters. This explosion has become a classic incident studied in fire department training programs worldwide. July 10 - The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations. July 10 - National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on Bangladesh recognition. July 11 - A Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board. July 12 - A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States. July 13 - Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in. July 16 - Watergate Scandal: Former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations. July 20 - The US Senate passes the War Powers Act. July 20 - Vietnam War: In testimony by Assistant Secretary of Defense Jerry Friedheim to the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, the US Defense Department admits it lied to US Congress about bombing Cambodia . July 20 - Palestianian terrorists hijack a Japan Airlines jet en route from Amsterdam to Japan and force it down in Dubai. July 20 - First coast-to-coast black-owned and operated radio network: The National Black Network (NBN) begins operations. July 21 - In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in 1972's Munich Olympics Massacre. July 25 - Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched. July 28 - Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway. July 31 - A Delta Air Lines jetliner crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89. August 2 - A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man. August 7 - NBC airs the final day of the Watergate hearings on U.S. daytime television. August 8 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew appears on television to denounce accusations he had taken kickbacks while governor of Maryland. August 8 - Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped. August 14 - The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan August 15 - Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends. September 11 - A CIA backed coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected President Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years. September 18 - East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations. September 20 - Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. September 23 - Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina. September 24 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal. September 26 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time. September 28 - ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile. October 5 - Signature of the European Patent Convention. October 6 - The Crossing: 80,000 Egyptian troops cross the Suez Canal, destroying the fortified Israeli Bar-Lev Line and starting the Yom Kippur War. October 8 - Yom Kippur War: Gabi Amir's armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed. October 10 - Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion. October 14 - Thailand's University Students, over 100,000 people, protested for a democratic government; 77 are killed and 857 injured by the soldiers. HM the King and his mother broadcasted live on television to ask both sides to stop. October 15 - The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Gabon are established. October 16 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. October 17 - OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria. October 19 - President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes. October 20 - The Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork. October 20 - The Sydney Opera House opens. October 21 - John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8. October 21 - Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game. October 23 - The Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations about the scandal. October 23 - A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria. October 24 - Yom Kippur War ends October 27 - The Cañon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado. October 30 - The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time. October 31 - Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard. November 1 - Watergate Scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor. November 1 - The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu . November 2 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India forms a 'United Front' in the state of Tripura. November 3 - Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet. November 4 - The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters. November 7 - The U.S. Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval. November 8 - The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD. November 14 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. November 16 - Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission. November 16 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. November 17 - Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook". November 17 - The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital. November 22 - The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded. November 25 - George Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a military coup led by Lieutenant General Phaidon Gizikis. November 27 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35). December 1 - Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia. December 3 - Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter. December 6 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3). December 15 - John Paul Getty III, grandson of J. Paul Getty, American billionaire is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973 December 17 - Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport. December 18 - Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union. December 20 - The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid. December 21 - The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens. December 24 - District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government. December 25 - The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze. December 26 - Comet Kohoutek reaches perihelion but is not as spectacular a display as expected. December 26 - Soyuz 13 lands on earth after a week in orbit. December 28 - The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.