On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1973

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
1973 Highlights

About October 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra