What Happened on September 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
  • Clint Peay, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • George Corrie, English Footballer
  • Justin Haythe, American writer

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