On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Person of interestVictoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham [Adams], English singer (Posh Spice in the Spice Girls), born in Harlow, Essex

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

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