1973

January 14 — Elvis Presley’s concert in Hawaii. The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.

February 11 – Vietnam War: The first American prisoners of war are released from Vietnam

March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam

April 4 – The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City with a ribbon cutting ceremony

May 10 – The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title

June 30 – A very long total solar eclipse occurs. During the entire 2nd millennium, only 7 total solar eclipses exceeded 7 minutes of totality

July 28 — The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, a massive rock festival featuring The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, attracts over 600,000 music fans

September 18 – The two German Republics, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) are admitted to the United Nations.

October 26 — The Yom Kippur War ends

November 17— Nixon Declares ‘I Am Not a Crook’

December 15 – I was born!!

Two things are attached to my birthday’s memories, my mom singing “Las mañanitas” and a pineapple upside down cake for blowing the candles. This year my mom called a few minutes before midnight to be the first wishing me a happy birthday and to sing to me las mañanitas. I took care of the cake…though I must admit that my mother’s is way much better.

24 thoughts on “1973

    1. Thank you Jed!
      I was planning to write this post since this morning, but it’s been a crazy day…
      I put some sports dates thinking in the sportsglutton team🙂
      Have a nice day!

  1. Isn’t it fantastic how many of us have birthdays in december and we all found each other..we should start a club! Happy Birthday. Have a lovely lovely day! c

  2. Cumpleaños feliz, cumpleaños feliz….so sorry I missed the post last night, but it´s good to keep the celebration going for a few days! Funny, I remember the eclispse in the summer of 1973 because our little cat (then) Honey gave birth to her two little kittens in my grandmother´s coat cupboard at home that day. Very exciting for an 8 year old and her 5 year old brother🙂

    1. Muchas gracias Tanya!
      Don’t worry, I’ve posted it at 23:59😉 Y todavía tengo que escribir la receta en español…
      Que memoria tan buena tienes!!
      Te he mandado un email. Avisame si no lo recibes.
      Un saludo,
      G

  3. Have a wonderful birthday, Giovanna and many more. My husband and I both love pineapple upside down cake. That does make a lovely birthday cake.

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