On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • Baseball World Series: Oakland A's 3-peat; beat LA Dodgers, 3-2 in Oakland for 4-1 series win; MVP: A's pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboardist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • John Rocker, American baseball player
  • Matthew Macfadyen, British actor

Famous Deaths

  • RenĂ© A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
1974 Highlights

About October 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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