What Happened on May 15, 1974

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Ma'alot massacre: Palestinian terrorist take school hostage, 25 mostly children killed and 68 injured
  • Walter Scheel succeeds Gustav Heinemann as West German President
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Ahmet Zappa, American musician, actor (2 Hip 4 TV), novelist, and filmmaker (The Odd Life Of Timothy Green), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jennifer Rizzotti, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Uni of Connecticut) and coach (George Washington), born in White Plains, New York
  • Russell Hornsby, American television and film actor (Grimm; Fences), born in Oakland, California
  • Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, dies at 71

About May 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes