On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances

NFL Record

Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for a then NFL record 250 yards in Buffalo's 31-13 win at New England

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Vinokourov, Russian-Kazakhtani road cyclist, born in Petropavl, Kazakh S.S.R.
  • Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • George Corrie, English footballer, born in Workington, England
  • Justin Haythe, American novelist (The Honeymoon), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), dies at 74
1973 Highlights

About September 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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