On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79
  • 100th Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4
  • 10CC releases "I'm Not in Love"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  • Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
  • Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
  • Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
  • Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
1975 Highlights

About May 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus