What Happened on April 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
  • Muslim fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis, Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hamilton, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Marcel Nijenhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Victoria Beckham [Adams], English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls), born in Harlow, Essex

Famous Deaths

  • Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose