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
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