What Happened on May 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 15th String quartet

  • Symbionese Liberation Army shoot-out with Los Angeles police kills six SLA members in the gunfire and resulting fire. One of the largest police shootouts in US history, with more than 9,000 rounds fired.
  • Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explode four bombs in Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians, wounding 300 (highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

Famous Birthdays

  • Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  • Wiki Gonz├ílez, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Braswell, American actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, dies at 75
1974 Highlights

About May 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes