What Happened on April 17, 1974

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hamilton, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Marcel Nijenhuis, Dutch soccer player (NEC), born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham (49 years old)

English singer and fashion designer (Posh of The Spice Girls), born in Harlow, Essex

Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Herbert Elwell, American composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose

About April 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees
  • UK #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks