What Happened on May 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed

Famous Birthdays

  • Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jewel Kilcher, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You), born in Payson, Utah

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher
Singer-Songwriter
Jewel Kilcher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • Kimber West, playmate (Feb 1997), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
  • Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies