On This Day

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

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
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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


Famous Deaths


Person of interestLyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during World War II and the most successful female sniper in history with 309 confirmed kills, dies of a stroke at 58

Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Soviet Sniper
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  • Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
1974 Highlights

About October 10, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra