December 1973 in history

December 1973 events chronologically

Dec 1 Papua New Guinea gains self-governance from Australia
Dec 3 Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter
Dec 6 The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3.)
Dec 9 British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland
Dec 15 The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II
Dec 15 John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10
Dec 17 Thirty passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1973

Dec 2 Monica Seles the former Yugoslav world 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was born and raised in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007. She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, winning eight of them while a citizen of Yugoslavia and one while a citizen of the United States
Dec 2 Jan Ullrich a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won a gold and a silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won the 1999 Vuelta a España and the HEW Cyclassics in front of a home crowd in Hamburg in 1997. He had podium finishes in the hilly classic Clásica de San Sebastián. His victorious ride in the 1997 Tour de France led to a bicycle boom in Germany. He retired in February 2007
Dec 4 Tyra Banks an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model.
Dec 7 Terrell Owens an American football wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the National Football League. On Rotoworld, he said that "there's no doubt I can still play." Since his comments, no team has contacted him and there's no news on him visiting any football teams. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records. His 15,934 career receiving yards rank 2nd in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns are 3rd. He is also one of only nine players in NFL history to catch 1,000 career passes
Dec 8 Corey Taylor an American musician, author and actor best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Dec 17 Paula Radcliffe an English long-distance runner. She is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon , three-time New York Marathon champion , and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon
Dec 24 Stephenie Meyer an American young-adult fiction writer and film producer, best known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in America, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. Twilight was the best-selling book of 2008 in US bookstores

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1973

Dec 1 David Ben-Gurion the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Dec 5 Robert Watson-Watt a pioneer and significant contributor to the development of radar. Radar was initially nameless and researched elsewhere but it was greatly expanded on 1 September 1936 when Watson-Watt became Superintendent of a new establishment under the Air Ministry, Bawdsey Research Station located in Bawdsey Manor, near Felixstowe, Suffolk. Work there resulted in the design and installation of aircraft detection and tracking stations called Chain Home along the east and south coasts of England in time for the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. This system provided the vital advance information that helped the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain
Dec 17 Charles Greeley Abbot an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over the course of his career. As an astrophysicist, he researched the solar constant, research that led him to invent the solar cooker, solar boiler, solar still, and other patented solar energy inventions
Dec 20 Bobby Darin an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, folk, and country
Dec 24 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Erode Venkata Ramasamy , affectionately called by his followers as Siriyar, Periyar or V. R., was a social activist, politician and businessman, who started the Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement and proposed the creation of an independent state called Dravida Nadu, comprising the states of South India. He is also the founder of political party, Dravidar Kazhagam
Dec 24 Gerard Kuiper a Netherlands-born American astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt was named.
Dec 25 İsmet İnönü a Turkish general and statesman, who served as the second President of Turkey from 11 November 1938, the day after the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, to 22 May 1950, when his Republican People's Party was defeated in Turkey's second free elections. He also served as the first Chief of the General Staff from 1922 to 1924, and as the first Prime Minister after the declaration of the Republic, serving three terms: from 1923 to 1924, 1925 to 1937, and 1961 to 1965. As President, he was granted the official title of "Milli Şef"