On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
  • Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve White, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAbebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64) and Africa's first world record breaking athlete in any sport, who won the 1960 Olympics marathon barefoot, dies of a brain haemorrhage at 41

Athlete Abebe Bikila
Athlete
Abebe Bikila
  • G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies