On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
  • Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins UK general election

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
  • US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor, born in Ashdod, Israel
  • Chris Pronger, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada Olympics 1998, St. Louis), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentine footballer (Internazionale), born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina
  • Naike Rivelli, German model and daughter of Ornella Muti, born in Munich, Germany
  • [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American auto racer (2-time Daytona 500 winner), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73