May 17, 1974 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
  • Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explode four bombs in Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians, wounding 300 (highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

Deaths in History

  • Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)