Historical Events in May 1974

  • May 2 Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
  • May 2 Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
  • May 4 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
  • May 5 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • May 6 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
  • May 6 Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
  • May 6 Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
  • May 6 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • May 6 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
  • May 8 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted

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May 8 Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • May 8 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 9 US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
  • May 10 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
  • May 11 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
  • May 12 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • May 12 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
  • May 14 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
  • May 15 Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
  • May 15 Walter Scheel succeeds Gustav Heinemann as West German President
  • May 15 Ma'alot massacre: A total of 31 people, including hostage takers, are killed.
  • May 15 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
  • May 16 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • May 16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 17 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
  • May 17 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")
  • May 17 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels
  • May 18 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • May 18 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • May 18 India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • May 18 Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
  • May 19 Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
  • May 19 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 19 Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
  • May 20 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
  • May 22 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
  • May 22 Soccer team Veendam forms
  • May 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 23 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 23 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
  • May 24 Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV

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May 24 27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

  • May 26 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled
  • May 26 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
  • May 27 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • May 28 "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances

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May 28 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 28 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
  • May 28 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • May 28 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC
  • May 29 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
  • May 30 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • May 31 Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
  • May 31 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR