What Happened on September 27, 1973

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

  • Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Music Single

“The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year, 1974)

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Demakes, American singer and guitarist (Less Than Jake), born in Florida
  • Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
Born in 1973

About September 27, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We're An American Band - Grand Funk
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra