On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1973

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits West Germany

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill

Famous Birthdays

  • Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver and commentator, born in Bathgate, Scotland
  • Darren Van Impe, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Saskatoon
  • Donyell Marshall, NBA forward and coach (Golden State Warriors), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in new Orleans, Louisiana

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? 48 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus