On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1973

Historical Events

  • Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Neil Simon's play "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Jon Runyan, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 2011-15), NFL tackle (Tennessee Oilers), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Samantha Harris, American model and host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Hopkins, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
1973 Highlights

About November 27, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius