What Happened on October 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Q-Ball, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • Fredrik Modin, Swedish hockey player
  • Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
  • Rashaan Salaam, NFL running back (Chicago Bears, born in San Diego, California (d. 2016)
  • Rod Manuel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)