What Happened on October 10, 1974

Historical Events

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

Election of Interest

Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins UK general election

  • 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 general 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 ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 2002, 10; World C'ship gold 1997; 6 x NHL All Star; St. Louis Blues), born in Dryden, Ontario
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., American auto racer, team owner and broadcaster (Daytona 500 2004, 14; Busch Series 1998-99), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 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

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Montgomery

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

Famous Deaths

Lyudmila PavlichenkoLyudmila Pavlichenko (1916-1974)

Soviet sniper during World War II known as 'Lady Death' - the most successful female sniper in history with 309 confirmed kills, dies of a stroke at 58

  • Marie Luise Kaschnitz, German writer, dies at 73
1974 Highlights

About October 10, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

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