On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1976

Historical Events

Sports History

Baseball World Series: defending champions Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees; beat Bombers, 7-2 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium; MVP: Reds catcher Johnny Bench

Nobel Prize

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

Sports History

NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed


Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Miller, West Covina California, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)
  • Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter (Sermon On The Rocks), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • Lavinia Miloşovici, Romanian gymnast
  • Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier
1976 Highlights

About October 21, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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