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"

Music History

Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches

  • NBC pays $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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Trappier, American jazz drummer (Blanche Calloway: Fats Waller), dies at 64
1975 Highlights

About May 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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