What Happened on September 21, 1973

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
Born in 1973

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

About September 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 1 day
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