1973

Back in the Day...

Living

Average New House: $32,500

Average Monthly Rent: $175

Average Yearly Income: $12,900

Gallon of Gas: 40 cents

AMC Javelin Car: $2,900

Dozen Eggs: 25 cents


Events

  • The Sears (Willis) Tower opened in Chicago and remained the tallest building in the world until 2004
  • The U.S. withdrew troops from Vietnam
  • Roe v. Wade makes abortion a US constitutional right
  • Watergate Hearings began in the United States Senate
  • The Sydney Opera House opens
  • Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
  • Elvis Presley hosts the Aloha from Hawaii television special watched by more than 1 billion viewers
  • The Arab Oil Embargo against several countries which support Israel triggers the 1973 energy crisis
  • Ohio becomes the first state to post distance in metric on signs