On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/manager Leo Durocher ends his 45 year career in the sport when he resigns as Houston Astros manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Rodney Kite-Powell, historian

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 77
1973 Highlights

About October 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra