On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1973

Historical Events

  • Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill

Famous Birthdays

  • Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin, American politician, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), women's rights advocate and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin

1973 Highlights

About May 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus