On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1973

Historical Events

  • Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Famous Birthdays

  • David Dellucci, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Fiona Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • Ross Verba, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Des Moines, Iowa
1973 Highlights

About October 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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