On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Topping, American baseball team owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
1974 Highlights

About May 18, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus