What happened this day in history October 17, 1974

What are the important events that happened on October 17, 1974? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 17, 1974: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 17, 1974 is the 290th day of the year 1974 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 4, 1974 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 151,200,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $3,985.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who were born on October 17, 1974?

  • 1974
    Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • 1974
    Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboardist (HIM)
  • 1974
    John Rocker, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Matthew Macfadyen, British actor

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