On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1973

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

Contract of Interest

Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

Famous Birthdays

  • Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • William Plomer, South African-British libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
1973 Highlights

About September 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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