What Happened on May 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcia Turner, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  • Wiki Gonz├ílez, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)