1973 in Wales

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1973
in
Wales

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1973 in
The United Kingdom
Ireland
Scotland

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1973 to Wales and its people.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • April - The first Welsh-language papur bro community newspaper, Y Dinesydd, is founded.
  • May - Sony opens its factory in Bridgend, the first major Japanese investment in Wales.
  • July - Sixteen-year-old Sandra Newton is found murdered at Tonmawr.
  • 16 September - Sixteen-year-olds Geraldine Hughes and Pauline Floyd are found murdered at Llandarcy. Their murders, along with that of Sandra Newton in July, will remain unsolved for 29 years.[1]
  • 23 November - Max Boyce records his legendary live show at Treorchy Rugby Club.
  • During the year, there are 424 road deaths in Wales - an all-time record.
  • Creation of the Wales TUC.
  • Drilling for oil and gas begins off the coast of Wales. A fourth oil refinery opens at Milford Haven.
  • The Llyn Brianne dam is completed.
  • Professor Brian Josephson wins the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Arts and literature[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Ruthin)
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - Alan Llwyd
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Alan Llwyd
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Emyr Roberts
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Drama Medal - Urien Wiliam

New books[edit]

New drama[edit]

Music[edit]

Film[edit]

Welsh-language films[edit]

  • None

English-language films[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

Welsh-language television[edit]

English-language television[edit]

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]