On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1974

Historical Events

  • 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, American defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Keith Booth, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor (Shortland Street), born in Auckland, New Zealand

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
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler

1974 Highlights

About October 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra