On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

Famous Deaths

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