On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

42 year old future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays' last MLB career hit, as NY Mets beat A's, 10-7 in World Series Game 2 in Oakland

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Egyptian tanks move further into Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)

Person of interestGeorge Floyd

George Floyd, African American bouncer murdered while restrained in police custody by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 2020)

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd
  • Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
1973 Highlights

About October 14, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra