On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1973

Historical Events

  • Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie McNamara, Scottish soccer defender (33 caps; Celtic) and manager (Partick Thistle, Dundee United, York City), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kenny Holmes, American football defensive end (Tennessee Oilers), born in Gifford, Florida
  • Levi Leipheimer, American road racing cyclist, born in Butte, Montana
  • Mike Matthews, American baseball player, born in Woodbridge, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
1973 Highlights

About October 24, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio