What Happened on October 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • OPEC oil ministers agree to use oil weapon in Arab-Israeli War, mandate cut in exports, and recommend embargo against unfriendly states

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47