On This Day

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 Beckham

Victoria Beckham [Adams], English singer and fashion designer (Posh of The Spice Girls), born in Harlow, Essex


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
1974 Highlights

About April 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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