On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1974

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs trade 6-time MLB All Star outfielder Billy Williams to Oakland A's for second baseman Manny Trillo and 2 pitchers
  • Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower (Olympics 96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dani Tyler, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Derek Landy, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series), born in Lusk, Ireland
  • Kaleena Kiff, American actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sander Westerveld, Dutch soccer coach and player (FC Twente), born in Enschede, Netherlands
1974 Highlights

About October 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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