On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, dies at 71
1974 Highlights

About May 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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