What Happened on October 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboarder (HIM)
  • John Rocker, American baseball player
  • Matthew Macfadyen, British actor

Famous Deaths

  • RenĂ© A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57