October 1974 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Oct 3 Watergate crinimal trial begins
  • Oct 5 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
  • Oct 7 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • Oct 8 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • Oct 9 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • Oct 10 A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
  • Oct 10 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
  • Oct 10 Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins UK general election
  • Oct 10 The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
  • Oct 11 A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
  • Oct 12 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
  • Oct 15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
  • Oct 15 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
  • Oct 16 As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
  • Oct 18 Andre van de Louw appointed Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Oct 19 Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand
  • Oct 20 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
  • Oct 21 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
  • Oct 22 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • Oct 23 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
  • Oct 25 US Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • Oct 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 28 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
  • Oct 30 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah
  • Oct 31 Dutch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Oct 5 Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Oct 12 Stephen Lee, English snooker player
  • Oct 17 Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboarder (HIM)
  • Oct 17 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Oct 20 Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Oct 23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Ireland, author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Oct 24 Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
  • Oct 31 Julie Minta Gleneck, Miss New Hampshire USA (1996)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)
  • Oct 2 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
  • Oct 4 Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler
  • Oct 10 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
  • Oct 17 RenĂ© A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
  • Oct 29 Victor E van Vriesland, poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82