On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1973

Historical Events

  • 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
  • Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World Series Baseball, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum: defending champion Oakland A's beat NY Mets, 5-2 in Game 7 to retain title; A's manager Dick Williams immediately quits; MVP: A's outfielder Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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-American pianist, composer, and poet, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
1973 Highlights

About October 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra