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

Historic Event

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


Famous Divorces

Maggie Smith

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

1974 Highlights

About May 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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