On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1976

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
  • New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles in Games 3 & 4; Yankees swept by Cincinnati Reds, 4-0

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
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? 44 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra