What Happened on September 20, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald McKinnon, American NFL linebacker, born in Elba, Alabama
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Webster, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 64
  • Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Jack Marshall, American jazz and session guitarist, film and television composer, arranger, and record producer (Capitol Records), dies at 51

Jim CroceJim Croce (1943-1973)

American singer-songwriter ("Time in a Bottle"; "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"), dies in a plane crash at 30

  • Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), dies in a plane crash at 24

About September 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Angel Fingers - Wizzard