What Happened on October 16, 1973

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

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

  • 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
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Unsworth, English professional footballer
  • Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

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

About October 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Angie - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra