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 [1]

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? 49 years, 3 months and 13 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