What Happened on October 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


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Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho controversially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam that later failed

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
  • Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
  • Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
  • The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent

Famous Birthdays

  • David Unsworth, English professional footballer
  • Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Krupa, US jazz and swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64