What happened this day in history October 21, 1973

What are the important events that happened on October 21, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 21, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 21, 1973 is the 294th day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 8, 1973 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 33,336 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $3,937.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 21, 1973 Historical Events

  • 1973
    Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • 1973
    John Paul Getty III’s ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.

Who were born on October 21, 1973?

  • 1973
    Charlie Lowell, pianist with the group Jars of Clay
  • 1973
    Lera Auerbach, Russian composer

Who died on October 21, 1973?

  • 1973
    Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)

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