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  • "Bad Bad Leroy Brown", Jim Croce
  • "Killing Me Softly With His Song", Roberta Flack
  • "Let's Get It On", Marvin Gaye
  • "My Love", Paul McCartney and Wings
  • "Why Me", Kris Kristofferson
  • "Crocodile Rock", Elton John
  • "Will It Go Round In Circles", Billy Preston
  • "You're So Vain", Carly Simon
  • "Touch Me In The Morning", Diana Ross
  • "Brother Louie", Stories
  • "Me And Mrs. Jones", Billy Paul
  • "Frankenstein", Edgar Winter Group
  • "Drift Away", Dobie Gray
  • "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", Stevie Wonder
  • "That Lady", Isley Bros.
  • "We're An American Band", Grand Funk Railroad
  • "Right Place, Wrong Time", Dr. John
  • "Wildflower", Skylark
  • "Superstition", Stevie Wonder
  • "Loves Me Like A Rock", Paul Simon
  • Stevie Wonder
  • ABBA
  • The Eagles
  • John Lennon
  • Paul Simon
  • Pink Floyd
  • Michael Jackson
  • Rod Stewart
  • Elton John
  • Rolling Stones
  • The Moody Blues
  • Billy Preston
  • Rolling Stones
  • David Bowie
  • Led Zepplin
  • The Electric Light Orchestra
  • Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Diana Ross
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • The Temptations
  • "A Delicate Balance"
  • "American Graffiti"
  • "Day of the Jackal"
  • "Deliverance"
  • "The Exorcist"
  • "Forty Carats"
  • "The Iceman Cometh"
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar"
  • "Lady Sings The Blues"
  • "Live and Let Die"
  • "The Long Goodbye"
  • "Lost Horizon"
  • "Mean Streets"
  • "The Paper Chase"
  • "Paper Moon"
  • "Save The Tiger"
  • "Serpico"
  • "The Sting" (Best Picture Oscar)
  • "The Way We Were"
  • Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), announce they will restrict flow of crude oil to countries supporting Israel causing price of oil to increase by 200%
  • Recession begins in Europe following OPEC Oil price increases
  • Britain, Ireland and Denmark join the EEC
  • Chrysler and other US car makers close a number of plants affecting 100,000 workers
  • World Trade Center in New York becomes the tallest building in the world
  • Supreme Court of the United States rules on Roe v. Wade
  • IRA bombs explode in the Whitehall and the Old Bailey
  • Watergate Hearings begin in the United States Senate and President Richard Nixon tells the nation, “I am not a crook.”
  • Yom Kippur War - Fourth and largest Arab-Israeli conflict begins as Egyptian and Syrian forces attack Israel
  • Sydney Opera House is opened
  • Armed members of the American Indian Movement and their supporters seize the old town of Wounded Knee in South Dakota
  • Basque Terrorists Kill Spanish Prime Minister
  • Israel Shoots Down Libyan Passenger Plane
  • Ms. Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a Tennis Match billed as the battle of the sexes
  • Newly created Bangladesh Elects First Prime Minister Sheikh Mujib Rahman
  • TUC brings 1.5 Million on Strike in UK as Day Of Protest at pay restraint policy
  • Belize Gains Independence From Great Britain
  • A referendum in Northern Ireland results in a vote to stay as part of the United Kingdom
  • Secretariat Wins Triple Crown first winner for 25 years
  • The Bahamas Gains Independence From Great Britain
  • Royal Navy Protect Trawlers in Cod War In Icelandic Waters
  • The Mississippi River reaches its peak level in St. Louis during a record 77-day flood.
  • Richard M Nixon begins his second term as 37th President
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns
  • President Nixon accepts responsibility for Watergate and fires H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman
  • President Nixon fires John Dean as White House Counsel
  • President Nixon fires Watergate special; prosecutor Archibald Cox and his Deputy William Ruckelshaus
  • Former Vice President Spiro Agnew pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • The first ETHERNET begins operation
  • Oakland A's defeat NY Mets to win World Series
  • Miami defeats Washington 14 - 7 in Super Bowl VII to cap an undefeated season
  • NY Knicks defeat LA Lakers 4-1 to win NBA Championship
  • Montreal defeats Chicago in Stanley Cup Finals
  • George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier for Heavyweight Boxing Championship
  • "The Optimists Daughter" by Eudora Welty (fiction)
  • "That Championship Season" by Jason Miller (drama)
  • "People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization" by Michael Kammen (history)
  • "Luce and His Empire" by W.A. Swanberg (biography)
  • "Up Country" by Maxine Kumin (poetry)
  • "Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam" by Frances Fitzgerald (non-fiction)
  • "Children of Crisis" by Robert Coles (non-fiction)
  • Peace - Henry Kissinger(USA) and Le Duc Tho(VNM), Tho declined prize
  • Medicine - Karl von Frisch(AUT), Konrad Lorenz(AUT) and Nikolaas Tinbergen(NLD)
  • Literature - Patrick White(AUS)
  • Physics - Leo Esaki(USA), Ivar Giaever(USA), and Brian D Josephson(UK)
  • Economics - Wassily Leontief(USA)
  • Chemistry - Ernst Otto Fischer(FRG) and Geoffrey Wilkinson(UK)
  • Yearly inflation rate USA 6.16%
  • Year end close Dow Jones Industrial Average 850
  • Average cost of new house $32,500.00
  • Average income per year $12,900.00
  • Average monthly rent $175.00
  • Cost of a gallon of gas 40 cents
  • AMC Javelin (car) $2,900.00
  • A dozen eggs 45 cents
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Partridge Family
  • Columbo
  • Masterpiece Theatre
  • McMillan and Wife
  • M*A*S*H
  • Sanford and Son
  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • The Price Is Right
  • The Waltons
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Barnaby Jones
  • Kojak
  • McCloud
  • Police Story
  • Skylab, the first space station is launched
  • The Sears Tower opens in Chicago
  • Genetic Engineering begins
  • Barcodes are designed
  • Optical Fiber developed
  • Jetski invented

14th June 1973 : Dr. Benjamin Spock (famous author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care) and three others, including Yale University Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, Jr., are convicted of conspiring to aid, abet, and counsel draft registrants to violate the Selective Service Act.


Her mother is Pam Katzmar Lloyd, HTHS Class of 1973


The principal for the Haddon Township Junior High School was Ina L. Ashton (1897-1979) who served until her retirement in 1962, the year the high school was completed. Ina L. Ashton was born in Chester, Vermont on May 16, 1897, the daughter of Laura B. and Joseph M. Ashton. In 1899, the Ashtons moved to Collingswood, New Jersey when Ina's father was made pastor of the First Baptist church. Ina was a graduate of the Trenton Normal School (today The College of New Jersey) and she received her Master's degree from Columbia University. The first class she taught in the Haddon Township School System was grade 6 in the Haddon Avenue School (Westmont School) at Haddon and Reeve Avenues for the school year 1917-1918. She taught and later served as a school principal in the Haddon Township school system for 46 years. When the Haddon Township High School was built the auditorium was named in her honor. She later lived in Wisconsin and her last few years of life were spent in St. Petersburg, Florida. She died in May 1979. A local memorial service was held at the Oaklyn Baptist Church on May 20, 1979. Source: Haddon Township Historical Society: