Pop Culture 1973

Highest grossing films

The Exorcist
The Sting
American Graffiti
The Way We Were
Magnum Force
Robin Hood
Live and Let Die
Walking Tall
Paper Moon
Last Tango in Paris
Jesus Christ Superstar
Lady Sings the Blues

Popular Musicians and Songs
Elton John
John Lennon
Rolling Stones
Rod Stewart
Stevie Wonder
Moody Blues
David Bowie
Paul McCartney & Wings
Electric Light Orchestra
Led Zepplin

Popular TV Shows
The Odd Couple
Partridge Family
McMillian and Wife
Masterpiece Theater
Sanford and Son
Bob Newhart Show
The Price is Right
The Waltons

Celebrity Births
Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and TV host
Juliette Lewis, actress and singer
Dave Chappelle, stand-up comedian
Monica Lewinsky, White House intern during Clinton administration
Tyra Banks, model, TV personality

Notable Deaths
January 22       Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States 1963-69
July 20              Bruce Lee, actor, martial artist and filmmaker, Born 1940
September 20   Jim Croce, singer, Born 1943
December 20    Bobby Darin, American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, dancer,          impressionist, and TV presenter, Born 1936
Major News Stories

Skylab Launched
Secretariat Wins Triple Crown on 
June 9th ,
Three-Day Week put in place in the UK,
Sydney Opera House is opened,
Yom Kippur War and Oil Embargo,
Watergate Hearings begin,
Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade overturns states bans on abortion
U.S. ends involvement in Vietnam
  • Oil / energy crisis 
  • Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii, first worldwide televised event watched by more people than the Apollo moon landings
  • Super Bowl VII - Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins 14 - 7 completing NFL's first perfect season
  • FedEx officially begins operation with 14 small aircraft out of Memphis International Airport
  • Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice-President in October, Gerald Ford is sworn in as Vice President in December