On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
  • A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
  • Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Lowell, American Musician
  • Dan Neil, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Derrick Beatty, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Lera Auerbach, Russian composer

Famous Deaths

  • Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
  • Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)