What Happened on October 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Johnson, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)
  • Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Simon Gregson [Simon Gregory], British actor (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89