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Ron Turcotte sits on Secretariat (1) before a 1973 race at Arlington Park. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Ron Turcotte sits on Secretariat (1) before a 1973 race at Arlington Park. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

New York’s Earl Monroe looks for an opening during a 1973 game against Baltimore. (Lane Stewart/SI)

New York’s Earl Monroe looks for an opening during a 1973 game against Baltimore. (Lane Stewart/SI)

Phil Esposito lays on the ice after injuring his knee during a 1973 Bruins-Rangers playoff game. (Tony Triolo/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Phil Esposito lays on the ice after injuring his knee during a 1973 Bruins-Rangers playoff game. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)
BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture

Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture

Members of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after defeating the Mets in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. The second half of the baseball season starts on Friday. Who will wind up celebrating after the 2012 World Series? (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

VERDUCCI: Handing out my annual Midseason Awards
CORCORAN: Biggest first-half surprises | Top storylines

Members of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after defeating the Mets in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. The second half of the baseball season starts on Friday. Who will wind up celebrating after the 2012 World Series? (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
VERDUCCI: Handing out my annual Midseason AwardsCORCORAN: Biggest first-half surprises | Top storylines

Knicks legend Willis Reed turns 70 today. In this photo, Reed just avoids the outstretched arm of Wilt Chamberlain during the 1973 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Lakers. Reed would lead the Knicks to a five-game series victory and their second  championship in four seasons. (AP)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the New York Knicks | Los Angeles Lakers

Knicks legend Willis Reed turns 70 today. In this photo, Reed just avoids the outstretched arm of Wilt Chamberlain during the 1973 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Lakers. Reed would lead the Knicks to a five-game series victory and their second  championship in four seasons. (AP)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the New York Knicks | Los Angeles Lakers

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler argues with a referee during game a 1973 game against Ohio State. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULTSchembechler was a grumpy coach but a great man (8.20.08)

Michigan coach Bo Schembechler argues with a referee during game a 1973 game against Ohio State. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Schembechler was a grumpy coach but a great man (8.20.08)

Joe Frazier looks up at George Foreman after being knocked down in the second round of their Jan. 1973 fight in Kingston, Jamaica. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first round and another three in the second before the referee stopped the fight. (Neil Leifer/SI)  

SI VAULT: Foreman clobbers Frazier in earning TKO victory (2.5.73)

Joe Frazier looks up at George Foreman after being knocked down in the second round of their Jan. 1973 fight in Kingston, Jamaica. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first round and another three in the second before the referee stopped the fight. (Neil Leifer/SI)  
SI VAULT: Foreman clobbers Frazier in earning TKO victory (2.5.73)

Muhammad Ali changes the diaper of his son Ibn Muhammad Ali Jr. during a 1973 SI photo shoot at Ali’s home in Cherry Hill, NJ. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: The Best Of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali changes the diaper of his son Ibn Muhammad Ali Jr. during a 1973 SI photo shoot at Ali’s home in Cherry Hill, NJ. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: The Best Of Muhammad Ali

Elton John and longtime friend Rod Stewart run wind sprints during a 1973 Watford Football Club practice. John, who turns 65 today, was chairman of the team during its revival in the late ’70s and early ’80s. (Sydney O’Meara/Getty Images)

Elton John and longtime friend Rod Stewart run wind sprints during a 1973 Watford Football Club practice. John, who turns 65 today, was chairman of the team during its revival in the late ’70s and early ’80s. (Sydney O’Meara/Getty Images)

Julius Erving is celebrating his 62nd birthday today. The former ABA and NBA star, pictured here in 1973 against Denver, averaged 24 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his 16-year career. (John D. Hanlon/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Julius Erving
SI VAULT: Dr. J leads Nets past Nuggets (5.17.76)

Julius Erving is celebrating his 62nd birthday today. The former ABA and NBA star, pictured here in 1973 against Denver, averaged 24 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his 16-year career. (John D. Hanlon/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Julius ErvingSI VAULT: Dr. J leads Nets past Nuggets (5.17.76)