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

Jewel KilcherJewel Kilcher (49 years old)

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

Ken JenningsKen Jennings (49 years old)

American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

  • Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer, born in Figueres, Spain
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About May 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes