What Happened on October 25, 1973

Historical Events

  • Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship

Baseball Trade

Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris

Baseball Trade

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

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Born in 1973

Famous Weddings

Neil Simon

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

Famous Deaths

Abebe Bikila (1932-1973)

Ethiopian distance athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1960 WR [barefoot], 64 WR; Africa's first WR breaking athlete in any sport), dies of a at 41

  • Paul Schuitema, Dutch graphic designer and photographer, dies at 76

About October 25, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight And The Pips
  • UK #1 Song: Daydreamer/The Puppy Song - David Cassidy