On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
  • Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon is (again) ordered to leave US in 60 days, due to a 1968 marijuana charge in the UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
1974 Highlights

About July 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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