On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific
  • USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Landry, American actress and pageant winner (Miss USA 1996), born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • Stephen Clarke, Canadian swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Sutton Coldfield, England

Famous Deaths

  • Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), dies after long illness at 69
1973 Highlights

About July 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer