October 17, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states

Birthdays in History

  • Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)

Deaths in History

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