What Happened on July 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll

Music History

John Lennon is (again) ordered to leave US in 60 days, due to a 1968 marijuana charge in the UK (he doesn't)

  • The Moody Blues open 1st quadrophonic recording studio in UK
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934–37; World Series & NL MVP 1934 St Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 63

About July 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
  • UK #1 Song: She - Charles Aznavour