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1973 Fun Trivia


World Series Champions: Oakland Athletics

Superbowl VII Champions: Miami Dolphins (defeated Washington Redskins 14-7 to complete first perfect season)

NBA Champions: New York Knicks

Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens

U.S. Golf: Johnny Miller

U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) John Newcombe/Margaret Smith Court

Wimbledon (Men/Women): Jan Kodes/Billie Jean King

NCAA Football Champions: Alabama & Notre Dame (co-champions)

NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA

Kentucky Derby: Secretariat - Triple crown winner

The Hotties: Raquel Welch, Pam Grier

Famous Quotes:
  • "My brain? But, that's my second favorite organ!" - Woody Allen in Sleeper.

  • "People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook." - President Richard Nixon.

  • "It's people! Soylent Green is made of people!" - Charlton Heston in Soylent Green.
Miss America: Terry Anne Meeuwsen (De Pere, WI)

Miss USA: Amanda Jones (Illinois)

Airplane Celebrity Death: Jim Croce

Cult Movie Star Death: Bruce Lee (brain edema)

Other Notable Deaths: Betty Grable, Pablo Picasso, Lyndon Baines Johnson

New Inventions: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Air Bags First Used by the Public in the Oldsmobile Toronado

Favorite Arcade Game: Pong

Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Shrinky Dinks, Dungeons and Dragons.

Best Film Oscar Winner: The Sting

Other Notable Films of 1973: The Exorcist, American Graffiti, The French Connection, Last Tango in Paris, Serpico, The Last Detail, The Way We Were

Best Actor Oscar Winner: Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger)

Best Actress Oscar Winner: Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class)

Album of the Year: Concert for Bangladesh

Song of the Year: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack

Skylab Launched May 14th

Spiro T. Agnew Resigns

Viet Nam War Ends


What Things Cost in 1973


Car: $4,052

Gasoline: 39 cents per gallon

House: $35,500

Bread: 27 cents per loaf

Milk: $1.36 per gallon

Postage Stamp: 8 cents

Average Annual Salary: $13,622

Minimum Wage: $1.60 per hour




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