On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
  • Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
  • Smallest attendance at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
  • Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns amidst controversy over his aide G√ľnter Guillaume's ties with the Stasi (East German secret service)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

1974 Highlights

About May 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus