Pop Culture Madness!

1973 Trivia

<< - 1972
World Series Champions:
Oakland Athletics
Superbowl VII Champions:
Miami Dolphins
NBA Champions:
New York Knicks
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Johnny Miller
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
John Newcombe/Margaret Smith Court
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Jan Kodes/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:
UCLA
Kentucky Derby:
Secretariat
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Adrienne Barbeau, Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Pam Grier, Dayle Haddon, Peggy Lipton, Maureen McCormick, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Ross, Maria Schneider, Barbra Streisand, Jane Seymour
"The Quote"

"My brain? But that's my second favorite organ!"
- Woody Allen, in 'Sleeper'

"Have it your way"
- Burger King

"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."
- President Richard Nixon

"It's people! Soylent Green is made of people!"
- Charlton Heston, in 'Soylent Green'

"The uncola"
- 7 Up

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
John Sirica
Miss America:
Terry Meeuwsen (De Pere, WI)
Miss USA:
Amanda Jones (Illinois)
The Scandal:

Sacheen Littlefeather accepted the Best Actor Award for Marlon Brando in The Godfather. He didn't accept the award in person because of the United State's treatment of Native American Indians. She was actually an actress who later appeared in Playboy magazine.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Jim Croce

Cult Movie Star Death: Bruce Lee (brain edema, allergy or mysterious kung fu maneuver)

Nerd News:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was invented.

Air Bags were first used by the public in the Oldsmobile Toronado.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1973: $88,000

The Habit:
Pong (arcade)
1st appearances & 1973's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Anti-Monopoly, Raleigh Chopper Bikes, Toy guns, Shrinky Dinks, Pente, Dungeons and Dragons
1973 Most Popular TV shows:
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. The Waltons (CBS)
3. Sanford and Son (NBC)
4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
5. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
6. Maude (CBS)
7. Kojak (CBS)
8. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (CBS)
9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
10. Cannon (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1973 include:
Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, The Carpenters, Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, Diana Ross, Donny Osmond, Eddie Kendricks, Elton John, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Heken Reddy, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Jim Croce, Joe Simon, Johnnie Taylor, Kool & the Gang, Kurtis Mayfield, Lobo, Love Unlimited, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, Maureen McGovern, The O'Jays, Paul McCartney & Wings, Paul Simon, The Spinners, The Staple Singers, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics, Sylvia, The Temptations, Three Dog Night, Tower of Power, Tyrone Davis, War, William DeVaughn

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1973:
December 16, 1972 - January 5, 1973: Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones

January 6, 1973 - January 26, 1973: Carly Simon - You're So Vain

January 27, 1973 - February 2, 1973: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

February 3, 1973 - February 23, 1973: Elton John - Crocodile Rock

February 24, 1973 - March 23, 1973: Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly with His Song

March 24, 1973 - April 6, 1973: The O'Jays - Love Train

April 7, 1973 - April 20, 1973: Vicki Lawrence - The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

April 21, 1973 - May 18, 1973: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

May 19, 1973 - May 25, 1973: Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life

May 26, 1973 - June 1, 1973: The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

June 2, 1973 - June 29, 1973: Paul McCartney and Wings - My Love

June 30, 1973 - July 6, 1973: George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

July 7, 1973 - July 20, 1973: Billy Preston - Will It Go Round in Circles

July 21, 1973 - August 3, 1973: Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

August 4, 1973 - August 17, 1973: Maureen McGovern - The Morning After

August 18, 1973 - August 24, 1973: Diana Ross - Touch Me in the Morning

August 25, 1973 - September 7, 1973: Stories - Brother Louie

September 8, 1973 - September 21, 1973: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

September 22, 1973 - September 28, 1973: Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn

September 29, 1973 - October 5, 1973: Grand Funk - We're an American Band

October 6, 1973 - October 19, 1973: Cher - Half-Breed

October 20, 1973 - October 26, 1973: The Rolling Stones - Angie

October 27, 1973 - November 9, 1973: Gladys Knight & the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia

November 10, 1973 - November 23, 1973: Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin'

November 24, 1973 - November 30, 1973: Ringo Starr - Photograph

December 1, 1973 - December 14, 1973: The Carpenters - Top of the World

December 15, 1973 - December 28, 1973: Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl

December 29, 1973 - January 11, 1974: Jim Croce - Time in a Bottle