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1973 Historical Events

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37th President:
Richard Nixon

Served from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974 (6 years)
World Series Winner:
Oakland Athletics (AL)

Defeated the Cincinnati Reds (NL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl VII Winner:
Miami Dolphins

Defeated the Washington Redskins with a score of 14-7
A ceasefire is signed, ending involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War.
(Jan. 28, 1973)


For 1973 movies, The Exorcist came out on top. It grossed over $204,868,002 to make it the most popular movie of 1973. Among 1973 TV shows, All in the Family was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1973

  • The Exorcist
  • The Sting
  • American Graffiti
  • Papillon
  • The Way We Were
  • Magnum Force
  • Robin Hood
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • Paper Moon
  • Live and Let Die

Top Songs from 1973

  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree, Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack
  • Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye
  • My Love, Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Why Me, Kris Kristofferson
  • Crocodile Rock, Elton John
  • Will It Go Round In Circles, Billy Preston

Billboard Top Songs from 1973

All of the 1973 hits below topped the 1973 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1973 top songs?

1.Tony Orlando and DawnTie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
2.Jim CroceBad Bad Leroy Brown
3.Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly With His Song
4.Marvin GayeLet's Get It On
5.Paul McCartney and WingsMy Love
6.Kris KristoffersonWhy Me
7.Elton JohnCrocodile Rock
8.Billy PrestonWill It Go Round In Circles
9.Carly SimonYou're So Vain
10.Diana RossTouch Me In The Morning
11.Vicki LawrenceThe Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
12.Clint HolmesPlayground In My Mind
13.StoriesBrother Louie
14.Helen ReddyDelta Dawn
15.Billy PaulMe And Mrs. Jones
16.Edgar Winter GroupFrankenstein
17.Dobie GrayDrift Away
18.SweetLittle Willy
19.Stevie WonderYou Are The Sunshine Of My Life
20.CherHalf Breed
21.Isley Bros.That Lady
22.SylviaPillow Talk
23.Grand Funk RailroadWe're An American Band
24.Dr. JohnRight Place, Wrong Time
26.Stevie WonderSuperstition
27.Paul SimonLoves Me Like A Rock
28.Maureen McGovernThe Morning After
29.John DenverRocky Mountain High
30.Stealers WheelStuck In The Middle With You
31.Three Dog NightShambala
32.O'JaysLove Train
33.Barry WhiteI'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More
34.Tony Orlando and DawnSay, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
35.Eddie KendricksKeep On Truckin' (Pt. 1)
36.King HarvestDancing In The Moonlight
37.Anne MurrayDanny's Song
38.Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt KickersMonster Mash
39.BloodstoneNatural High
40.Seals and CroftsDiamond Girl
41.Doobie BrothersLong Train Running
42.George HarrisonGive Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
43.Sly and The Family StoneIf You Want Me To Stay
44.Jermaine JacksonDaddy's Home
45.Gladys Knight and The PipsNeither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
46.New York CityI'm Doing Fine Now
47.SpinnersCould It Be I'm Falling In Love
48.Elton JohnDaniel
49.Gladys Knight and The PipsMidnight Train To Georgia
50.Deep PurpleSmoke On The Water
51.Dr. Hook and The Medicine ShowThe Cover Of Rolling Stone
52.Charlie RichBehind Closed Doors
53.Loggins and MessinaYour Mama Don't Dance
54.ChicagoFeelin' Stronger Every Day
55.WarThe Cisco Kid
56.WingsLive And Let Die
57.Hurricane SmithOh, Babe, What Would You Say?
58.Johnnie TaylorI Believe In You
60.Four TopsAin't No Woman (Like The One I Got)
61.Eric Weissberg and Steve MandelDueling Banjos
62.Stevie WonderHigher Ground
63.Al GreenHere I Am (Come And Take Me)
64.B.W. StevensonMy Maria
65.Curtis MayfieldSuperfly
66.Gilbert O'SullivanGet Down
67.Edward BearLast Song
68.Steely DanReelin' In The Years
69.FocusHocus Pocus
70.CarpentersYesterday Once More
71.Bette MidlerBoogie Woogie Bugle Boy
72.Gilbert O'SullivanClair
73.Steely DanDo It Again
74.Paul SimonKodachrome
75.Timmy ThomasWhy Can't We Live Together
76.Tower Of PowerSo Very Hard To Go
77.Bette MidlerDo You Want To Dance?
78.Johnny RiversRockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
79.Allman BrothersRamblin' Man
81.Helen ReddyPeaceful
82.SpinnersOne Of A Kind (Love Affair)
83.Donna FargoFunny Face
84.Ohio PlayersFunky Worm
85.Rolling StonesAngie
86.Blue Ridge RangersJambalaya (On The Bayou)
87.LoboDon't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
88.StylisticsBreak Up To Make Up
89.Jud StrunkDaisy A Day
90.DeodatoAlso Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
91.Johnny NashStir It Up
92.Pink FloydMoney
93.WarGypsy Man
94.WarThe World Is A Ghetto
95.Pointer SistersYes We Can Can
96.Edgar Winter GroupFree Ride
97.David BowieSpace Oddity
98.Albert HammondIt Never Rains In Southern California
99.Donny OsmondThe Twelfth Of Never
100.TemptationsPapa Was A Rolling Stone

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1973


  1. Mary
  2. Deborah
  3. Linda
  4. Debra
  5. Susan


  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. John

Class of 1973 Yearbook

Class of 1973 Reunion

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Class of 1973: If are part of the 1973 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1973 and reconnect with fellow class of '73 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1973 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1973, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

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