On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1974

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Seven Swords), born in Hong Kong
  • Duane Clemons, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Riverside, California

Person of interestJewel Kilcher

Jewel Kilcher, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Pieces Of You"; "You Were Meant For Me"; "Standing Still"), born in Payson, Utah

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher
Singer-Songwriter
Jewel Kilcher

Person of interestKen Jennings

Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer, born in Figueres, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Cannell, American fashion and dance writer, dies at 82
1974 Highlights

About May 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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