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Original Newspaper Gift from 1973

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1973

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1973:

Date Event
January 1 1973The United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Denmark enter the European Economic Community, which later becomes the European Union.
January 14 1973Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii is watched live by over a billion people worldwide.
January 20 1973U.S. President Richard Nixon is inaugurated for his second term.
January 22 1973Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States (b. 1908) dies after suffering his third heart attack.
17th March 1973The Queen opens the modern London Bridge.
17th March 1973Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon“ is released and later becomes one of rock’s landmark albums.
4th April 1973The World Trade Centre officially opens in New York City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
1st May 1973An estimated 1,600,000 workers stop work in support of a Trade Union Congress "day of national protest and stoppage" against the Government's anti-inflation policy.
23rd June 1973A house fire in Kingston Upon Hull kills a six-year-old boy and is passed off as an accident. It is actually the first of twenty-six fire deaths caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
5th July 1973The Isle of Man Post begins to issue its own postage stamps.
20th July 1973 Bruce Lee, Chinese-American martial artist and actor (b. 1940) dies.
29th July 1973Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident, witnessed live on European television, during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix
15th August 1973The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ends, officially halting twelve years of combat activity in Southeast Asia.
20th September 1973Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in a televised tennis match named “The Battle of the Sexes“.
20th October 1973The Sydney Opera House is opened by the Queen after fourteen years of construction work.
30th October 1973The Bosporus Bridge is completed in Istanbul, Turkey. It connects the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time in history.
14th November 1973Princess Anne marries a commoner, Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. They would eventually divorce in 1992.
31st December 1973The Three-Day Week electricity consumption reduction measure comes into force in the United Kingdom, due to coal shortages caused by industrial action.
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A Newspaper From 1973

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).