# 290 - 1973: Music and Headlines

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Tonight on the show, the music and headlines from 1973.

The U.S. starts to withdraw troops from Vietnam and Cambodia following the Paris Peace Accords.
"The Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon fires several members of his cabinet during the Watergate Scandal
The U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion in Roe vs. Wade.
Former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies of a heart attack at his Texas ranch.

Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
The Miami Dolphins complete a (the NFL's last) perfect regular season.
The Big Ten Commissioners vote 6-4 to send the Ohio State B*ckeyes to the 1974 Rose Bowl, following a 10-10 tie in Ann Arbor in THE Game. The B*ckeyes get beat by USC in the Rose Bowl as a result.
The UCLA Bruins win their unprecedented seventh consecutive (and ninth in the last ten years) NCAA Tournament, beating Memphis (State).

Sports Champions:
NCAA Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins (7th Straight)
NBA: New York Knicks
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins
World Series: Oakland Athletics
The Game/Big Ten: Nobody (ON the Field); Ohio State (OFF the Field)
Local High School Basketball: Bishop Ready Silver Knights
Heisman Trophy: John Cappelletti, Running Back, Penn State

Bob Fosse becomes the first (and only) person to win the Directing Triple Crown in the same year - winning an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award for Directing
Sacheen Littlefeather refuses to accept an Academy Award on behalf of Marlon Brando
The Emmy Awards turn 25, where the Limited Series Category is awarded for the very first time

Academy Awards (for 1972 Films):
Best Picture - The Godfather
Best Actor - (See Above)
Best Actress - Liza Minnelli, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actor - Joel Grey, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actress - Bexley's own Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
Best Director - Bob Fosse, Cabaret
Best Original Song: "The Morning After", The Poseidon Adventure

Emmy Awards (March 1972-March 1973):
Best Comedy Series - All in the Family (CBS)
Best Drama Series - The Waltons (CBS)
Best Single Program - Drama or Comedy: A War of Children (CBS)
Best Limited Series (awarded for the very first time) - Tom Brown's School Days - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Best Daytime Drama - The Edge of Night (CBS)
Best New Series (awarded for the very last time) - America
Best Variety Series - The Julie Andrews Hour (ABC)
Best Actor, Comedy: Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple (ABC)
Best Actress, Comedy: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ted Knight, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Best Actor, Drama: Richard Thomas, The Waltons (CBS)
Best Actress, Drama: Michael Learned, The Waltons (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor: Scott Jacoby, That Certain Summer (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Ellen Corby, The Waltons (CBS)
Best Actor, Special: Sir Laurence Olivier, Long Day's Journey Into Night (ABC)
Best Actress, Special: Cloris Leachman, A Brand New Life (ABC)
Best Actor, Limited Series: Anthony Murphy, Tom Brown's School Days - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Best Actress, Limited Series: Susan Hampshire, Vanity Fair - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Best Performer, Daytime: Mary Fickett, All My Children (ABC) - first ever soap opera performance awarded with an Emmy; pre-cursor to Daytime Emmys

Tony Awards
Best Play - That Championship Season
Best Musical - A Little Night Music

Grammy Awards
Album of the Year - A Concert for Bangladesh (George Harrison)
Record/Song of the Year - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack (with Song of the Year credit to Rod McKuen)
Best New Artist - America

Songs from the Show:

Pop Culture Headlines of 1973: https://pop-culture.us/Annual/1973.html
Sports in 1973: https://www.topendsports.com/world/timeline/1973.htm
Columbus Restaurants in 1973: http://www.columbusrestauranthistory.com/1973_restaurants_listed_in_phon...
The Game, The 10-10 Tie: https://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/umosu/1973game.htm
The Playlist:
Life in Tehran in 1973: https://djbcadventures.tumblr.com/post/183653413314/toneburst-woman-cutt...