What Happened on October 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor

Famous Deaths

Person of interestOskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler