On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicola Kraus, American novelist, born in New York City
  • Tony Hajjar, Lebanese-American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Deaths

  • Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), dies at 81
1974 Highlights

About August 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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