On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1974

Historical Events

  • Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Mirah [Yom Tov Zeitlyn], American singer-songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rasheed Wallace, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship 2004; NBA All-Star 2000, 01, 06, 08; Portland Trailblazers, Detroit Pistons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter and cartoonist, dies at 90
1974 Highlights

About September 17, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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