What Happened on February 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (140.894 MPH)
  • 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan White, American singer
  • Jerry O'Connell, actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • Kaoru, Japanese musician
  • Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)