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The following events occurred in November 1973:
- 1 November 1, 1973 (Thursday)
- 2 November 2, 1973 (Friday)
- 3 November 3, 1973 (Saturday)
- 4 November 4, 1973 (Sunday)
- 5 November 5, 1973 (Monday)
- 6 November 6, 1973 (Tuesday)
- 7 November 7, 1973 (Wednesday)
- 8 November 8, 1973 (Thursday)
- 9 November 9, 1973 (Friday)
- 10 November 10, 1973 (Saturday)
- 11 November 11, 1973 (Sunday)
- 12 November 12, 1973 (Monday)
- 13 November 13, 1973 (Tuesday)
- 14 November 14, 1973 (Wednesday)
- 15 November 15, 1973 (Thursday)
- 16 November 17, 1973 (Saturday)
- 17 November 18, 1973 (Sunday)
- 18 November 19, 1973 (Monday)
- 19 November 20, 1973 (Tuesday)
- 20 November 21, 1973 (Wednesday)
- 21 November 22, 1973 (Thursday)
- 22 November 22, 1973 (Thursday)
- 23 November 23, 1973 (Friday)
- 24 November 24, 1973 (Saturday)
- 25 November 25, 1973 (Sunday)
- 26 November 26, 1973 (Monday)
- 27 November 27, 1973 (Tuesday)
- 28 November 28, 1973 (Wednesday)
- 29 November 29, 1973 (Thursday)
- 30 November 30, 1973 (Friday)
- 31 References
November 1, 1973 (Thursday)
- Watergate scandal: Acting Attorney General of the United States, Robert Bork, appoints Leon Jaworski as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
- Preliminary round of the Ukrainian Cup football competition takes place.
- Born: Li Xiaoshuang, Chinese gymnast, in Xiantao, Hubei
November 2, 1973 (Friday)
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November 3, 1973 (Saturday)
- The number three engine of National Airlines Flight 27, a Douglas DC-10-10, explodes while the aircraft is over New Mexico. Fragments penetrate the fuselage, causing one passenger to be sucked from the plane; his body is found two years later. The aircraft lands safely.
- Pan Am cargo flight 160, a Boeing 707-321C, crashes at Logan International Airport, Boston, killing 3 people.
- Mariner program: NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury (on March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet).
- Born: Ben Fogle, UK adventurer and TV presenter, in London, the son of actress Julia Foster.
November 4, 1973 (Sunday)
- A tornado strikes MacGregor State High School, in Macgregor, Queensland, Australia, causing hundred of thousands of dollars worth of damage and requiring the rebuilding of much of the four-year-old school.
- The Gigantinho sports arena is opened in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
November 5, 1973 (Monday)
- US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger begins his "shuttle diplomacy" initiative to facilitate the cessation of hostilities following the Yom Kippur War.
- Bergen Municipal Council votes to purchase shares in the company set up to build the Askøy Bridge over Byfjorden in Norway. The bridge is not actually completed until 1992.
- Died: Alfred Romer, 79, US palaeontologist
November 6, 1973 (Tuesday)
- The Liberian supertanker SS Golar Patricia explodes and sinks in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of one of the 44 people on board. The survivors are rescued by the Spanish liner MV Cabo San Vicente.
- New York state election, 1973: The election of the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals is contested for the first time since 1916. Republican candidate Charles D. Breitel. emerges the winner.
- Lonnie Ellisor is born
November 7, 1973 (Wednesday)
- The Congress of the United States overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
November 8, 1973 (Thursday)
- The Second Cod War between the United Kingdom and Iceland ends.
- Millennium '73, a festival hosted by Guru Maharaj Ji at the Astrodome, is called by supporters the "most significant event in human history".
- In a UK parliamentary by-election, Tim Sainsbury holds the safe Conservative seat of Hove.
- The UK government makes £146 million compensation available to three nationalised industries to cover losses resulting from its price restraint policies.
- Gareth Edward Chamberlain born Redruth, Cornwall.
November 9, 1973 (Friday)
- Died: Pradyumansinhji Lakhajirajsinhji, 14th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot, 60, Indian prince
November 10, 1973 (Saturday)
- Died: David "Stringbean" Akeman, 57, US country musician, and his wife, shot dead by intruders at their home in Ridgetop, Tennessee.
November 11, 1973 (Sunday)
- Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.
- Died: Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, 78, Finnish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
- Born: Roger Engstrom of Sweden.
November 12, 1973 (Monday)
- British miners begin an overtime ban, while ambulance drivers began selective strikes.
- The UK television sitcom Last of the Summer Wine began its first series run on BBC One, following a pilot in Comedy Playhouse on 4 January. It would run for 31 series.
November 13, 1973 (Tuesday)
- Died: Bruno Maderna, 53, Italian conductor and composer
November 14, 1973 (Wednesday)
- In the United Kingdom, The Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey (they divorce in 1992).
- Eight members of the Provisional IRA are convicted of bombings that took place in London during March 1973.
November 15, 1973 (Thursday)
→Nasceu Emerson Trindade Barbosa, em Jetulio Vargas Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
November 17, 1973 (Saturday)
- The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurs against the military regime in Athens, Greece.
- Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
November 18, 1973 (Sunday)
- The Swedish cargo ship Gapern springs a leak and sinks 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the coast of Northumberland, UK. All eleven crew are rescued by the trawler Kingston Emerald.
- Died: Sir Gerald Nabarro, 60, controversial UK politician
November 19, 1973 (Monday)
- Born: Nim Chimpsky, chimpanzee later used in an extended study of animal language acquisition at Columbia University.
November 20, 1973 (Tuesday)
- East German security chief and convicted murderer Erich Mielke receives the second of his six Order of Karl Marx awards.
November 21, 1973 (Wednesday)
- U.S. President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, reveals the existence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
November 22, 1973 (Thursday)
- Born: Marjolein Kriek, Dutch clinical geneticist, in Leiden; she is the first woman to have her total DNA genome sequenced.
November 22, 1973 (Thursday)
- Died: John Dedman, 77, Australian politician
November 23, 1973 (Friday)
- An improvised explosive device detonates aboard Argo 16, an Italian Air Force C-47 Dakota used by the Italian Secret Service and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for electronic surveillance over the Adriatic Sea and to interfere with Yugoslavia's radar network, causing the aircraft to crash at Marghera, Italy, killing all four people on board.
- The Cypriot cargo ship Annette collides with the harbour wall and sinks at Ashdod, Israel, killing 21 of her 24 crew.
November 24, 1973 (Saturday)
- First-round matches in the 1973–74 FA Cup football competition are played in the UK.
November 25, 1973 (Sunday)
- Greek dictator George Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
- Three young members of the Arab Nationalist Youth Organization hijack a Boeing 747-206B Mississippi, operating as KLM Flight 861 with 264 people on board, over Iraq. The plane first flies to Malta, where the hijackers release eight female flight attendants and most of the passengers, then proceeds with 11 passengers on board to Dubai, where the hijacking ends without further incident.
- Died: Laurence Harvey, 45, English actor (stomach cancer)
November 26, 1973 (Monday)
- The Cypriot cargo ship Armas runs aground off Alderney, Channel Islands, with the loss of one of her 23 crew.
November 27, 1973 (Tuesday)
- The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.
- Delta Air Lines Flight 516, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, crashes short of the runway at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, injuring 26 of the 79 people on board.
November 28, 1973 (Wednesday)
- Died: Marthe Bibesco, 87, Romanian-French writer of the Belle Époque
November 29, 1973 (Thursday)
- 104 people are killed in a Taiyo department store fire in Kumamoto, Kyūshū, Japan.
- Born: Ryan Giggs, Welsh international footballer, in Cardiff
November 30, 1973 (Friday)
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- George Lenczowski, American Presidents and the Middle East, (Duke University Press: 1990), p. 131
- Fossen, Anders Bjarne (1995). Askøybroen: fra drøm til virkelighet (in Norwegian). Askøybrua. p. 42. ISBN 82-7128-221-2.
- "Supertanker sank after series of explosions". The Times (58932). London. 7 November 1973. col A-B, p. 7.
- Breitel Wins Bipartisan Support as Liberal Party Endorses Him for Appeals Court Post in NYT on March 11, 1973 (subscription required)
- "Pocket On This Day"
- Brown v. State, unpublished decision at 1991 WL 242928.
- "1973: Crowds cheer marriage of Princess Anne". BBC News. 14 November 1973. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
- "1973: IRA gang convicted of London bombings". BBC News. 14 November 1973. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
- "British tanker runs aground off Norway". The Times (58940). London. 16 November 1973. col A, p. 7.
- "Trawler saves crew of sinking ship". The Times (58942). London. 19 November 1973. col E, p. 1.
- Coats, Christopher (December 27, 2009). "Dr. Marjolein Kriek, First Woman to Have Her DNA Sequence Determined". Retrieved 3 January 2012.
- "21 die as ship sinks outside Israel harbour". The Times (58947). London. 24 November 1973. col G, p. 7.
- "Navy helicopters rescue men from freighter". The Times (58949). London. 27 November 1973. col E, p. 6.
- "Allan Sherman: Hail to Thee, Fat Person - by David Holzel - page 3". Jangle04.home.mindspring.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09.