On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1973

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Famous Birthdays

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

About September 27, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra