On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1974

Historical Events

Album Release

Asylum Records releases "Court and Spark", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 6th studio album; features the songs "Help Me" and "Free Man In Paris", it becomes her biggest seller

  • Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Annemarie Jacir, Palestinian filmmaker and poet, born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • Derrick Mason, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican-American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Marcus Spriggs, American offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Sharon Marie Ferris, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Canada
  • Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician, born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Yang Chen, Chinese footballer, born in Beijing, China
1974 Highlights

About January 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn