What Happened on May 18, 1973

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits West Germany

  • 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
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin (1880-1973)

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

About May 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard