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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koningin Juliana (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from September 4, 1948 till April 30, 1980 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • In The Netherlands , there was from Thursday, July 20, 1972 to Friday, May 11, 1973 the cabinet Biesheuvel II, with Mr. B.W. Biesheuvel (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from Friday, May 11, 1973 to Monday, December 19, 1977 the cabinet Den Uyl, with Drs. J.M. den Uyl (PvdA) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 13.4 million citizens.
  • March 17 » The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • September 18 » The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • September 19 » King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
  • September 20 » Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
  • December 6 » The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387–35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92–3.)
  • December 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.
Weather

The temperature on May 16, 1973 was between -0.5 °C and 14.2 °C and averaged 8.7 °C. There was 14.6 hours of sunshine (93%). The almost cloudless was. The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the east-northeast.

Source: KNMI

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 16, 1973 at Delpher


Born on May 16

Died on May 16

Names that were popular for boys in 1973
  • Marcel
  • Richard
  • Cornelis
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Pieter
  • Mark
  • Edwin
  • Hendrik
  • John
  • Marco
  • Michel
  • Willem
  • Erwin
  • Bart
Names that were popular for girls in 1973
  • Annette
  • Francina
  • Bianca
  • Johanna
  • Miranda
  • Wendy
  • Judith
  • Sandra
  • Esther
  • Maria
  • Jacqueline
  • Jennifer
  • Monique
  • Petra
  • Simone