Well, it’s my birthday on November the 13th. When my birthday rolls around, I always find myself looking to the past. Since I was born in 1973. I personally have never really looked into the events of my birth year so I thought I would research a bit and share my findings. Turns out it was a rather amazing year and not just because I was born. Here is the list of factoids I discovered.
Some of my favorite movies were released the year I was born, 1973.
The classic Horror movie The Exorcist
Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee
George Lucas’s first film American Graffiti
The Sting starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford
Some of the events of 1973 really surprised me.
The Watergate Scandal caused Richard Nixon to resign the presidency
The Roe vs. Wade Supreme court decision made abortion legal
The World Trade Center opened in New York
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is created.
The American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from its list of known mental disorders
Pink Floyd released their Landmark Album Dark Side of the moon
Elvis performed his Aloha in Hawaii concert
Aerosmith released their debut album Aerosmith
Kiss performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens
Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells becomes the first release on Richard Branson’s newly-launched Virgin label
The Who release Quadrophenia
Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young perform as AC/DC at the former Sydney nightclub ‘Chequers’ for their New Year’s Eve party
Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973
Betty Grable, 1916-1973
Bruce Lee, 1940-1973
Lon Chaney Jr., 1906-1973
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892-1973
Jim Croce, 1943-1973
David “Stringbean” Akeman, 1916-1973
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908-1973
Quite a few New Faces, aside from mine, decided to make an appearance.
Steve McNair, American football player Feb 14th
David Blaine, American magician April 4th
Carson Daly, American talk show host June 22nd
Monica Lewinsky, American former White House intern July 23rd
Seth MacFarlane, American animator and voice actor, Oct 26th
Terrell Owens, American football player, Dec 7th
Seth Meyers, American actor and comedian, Dec 28th
Well, now I feel like I know a bit more about the year I was born. Hopefully you found that reading this was as enjoyable as it was for me to write it. Until next year!