On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • Alian├ža Oper├írio-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event; scores a 3-stroke victory in the Bill Branch Golf Classic in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)

Famous Deaths

  • Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
1974 Highlights

About November 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can Help - Billy Swan
  • UK #1 Song: Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex