What Happened on October 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler