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

  • Joe Angel Acosta Jr, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-3rd), born in San Diego, California
  • Steve White, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding 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

  • Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian distance runner (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64), dies of a cerebral bleed at 41
  • G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies