On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1973

Historical Events

  • Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
  • Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris

Sports History

SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Weddings

Neil Simon

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

Famous Deaths

Abebe 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

  • G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
1973 Highlights

About October 25, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio