Today in History for May 1974

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 56 of 56

2nd - Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
2nd - Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
4th - 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
5th - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
6th - A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
6th - Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
6th - Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
6th - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
6th - W German chancellor W Brandt resigns
7th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
8th - 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
8th - Canada government of Trudeau falls
8th - FC Magdenburg wins 14th Europe Cup II
9th - US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
10th - 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 11th - "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
11th - "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
11th - Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
12th - 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
12th - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
14th - Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
15th - Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
15th - Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president
15th - Ma'alot massacre: A total of 31 people, including hostage takers, are killed.
15th - Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists
16th - Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor
16th - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
17th - Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 at Brussels
17th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
17th - The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")
18th - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
18th - 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
18th - India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
19th - Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
19th - Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
19th - Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
20th - Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
22nd - Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
22nd - Soccer team Veendam forms
22nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
23rd - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
23rd - Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
24th - Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV
26th - During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled
26th - Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
26th - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
27th - Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
28th - "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 28th - 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win
28th - Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
28th - Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
28th - Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC
29th - Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
30th - 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
31st - Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
31st - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 85 of 85

1st - Keri Phebus, Laguna Beach California, tennis star
1st - Matthew Hatchette, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1st - Vladimir Zavyalov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
2nd - Miles Joseph, West Springfield Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
2nd - Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
2nd - Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
3rd - Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan
4th - Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
5th - Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
7th - Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
7th - Breckin Meyer, American actor
7th - Ian Pearce, English footballer
8th - Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
8th - Colin Daynes, Windsor Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96)
8th - Korey Stringer, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
8th - Jon Tickle, English entertainer
9th - Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
9th - Stephane Yelle, Ottawa, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
10th - Grant Williams, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
10th - Janet Reasons, Port Orchard Washington, Miss America-Washington (1997)
10th - Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
11th - Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
11th - Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
11th - Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
11th - Benoît Magimel, French actor
11th - Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
12th - Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
12th - Tiffany Stoker, Clovis California, Miss America (California-4th-1996)
13th - Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
13th - Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
13th - Brian Geraghty, American actor
13th - Tim McMahon, American hardcore singer (Mouthpiece, Hands Tied, Triple Threat)
14th - Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
14th - Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
14th - Jennifer Allan, American model
15th - A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
15th - Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
15th - Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
15th - Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
16th - Conal Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
16th - Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
16th - Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
16th - Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
17th - Marcia Turner, Cambridge Massachusetts, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996)
17th - Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player
17th - Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
18th - Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
19th - Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer
20th - Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
21st - Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
21st - Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
22nd - Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
22nd - Sean Gunn, American actor
22nd - A. J. Langer, American actress
23rd - Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
Singer-Songwriter Jewel KilcherSinger-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher (23rd) 23rd - Jewel Kilcher, Payson, Utah, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You)
23rd - Kimber West, Atlanta GA, playmate (Feb 1997)
23rd - Ken Jennings, American game show contestant
23rd - Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
23rd - Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer
24th - Ace Custis, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
24th - Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
24th - Maria Alejandra Vento, Caracas Venz, tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz)
24th - Natalie Neaton, Royal Oak Mich, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
24th - Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
24th - Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings (23rd) 25th - Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
25th - Frank Klepacki, American musician
26th - Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
27th - Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
28th - Alicia Minshew, American actress
29th - Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
29th - Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
29th - Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)
29th - Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks
29th - Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver
30th - David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
30th - Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
30th - Cee-Lo, American musician
30th - Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
31st - Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
31st - Jim Carey, Dorchester MA, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
31st - Steve Martin, defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
31st - Chad Campbell, American golfer
31st - Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Maggie SmithActress Maggie Smith (6th) 6th - Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

4th - Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
4th - John Wengraf, actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77
8th - Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
9th - Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
10th - Hal Mohr, Cinematographer, Husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
13th - Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny ShuteGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute (13th) 13th - Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69
17th - Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
17th - Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
18th - Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
23rd - Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
24th - Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75
25th - Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
25th - Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
25th - Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
26th - Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
26th - Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
31st - Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70

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