On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1973

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • OPEC meets with oil companies to discuss revision of 1971 Tehran agreement and oil prices; negotiations fail.
  • Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece

Famous Birthdays

  • Donnie Abraham, American cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Toby Haenen, Australian backstroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Tasmania
  • Tracy Bonner, American diver (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Webster, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher and writer, dies at 83
1973 Highlights

About October 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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