What Happened on May 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • American composer Roger Sessions receives special Pulitzer Prize for his life's work in music
  • Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
  • Oakland A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Baltimore, ending his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
  • Scotland Yard recovers stolen Johannes Vermeer oil painting "The Guitar Player" at the cemetery of St Bartholomew-the-Great, in London's financial
  • Smallest attendance at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium (4,149)

Event 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)


1974 History

Famous Divorces

Maggie Smith

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

About May 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
  • UK #1 Song: Waterloo - Abba