What Happened on May 18, 1974

Historical Events

  • 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
  • Novelty song "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player and analyst, born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Topping, American baseball team owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61

About May 18, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 10 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