What Happened on October 19, 1973

Historical Events

  • OPEC oil embargo on the United States begins as participating nations cease oil exports to the US and begin a series of production cuts [1]

Music Single

Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK

  • Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurent Brancowitz [Mazzalai], French guitarist (Phoenix), born in Versailles, France
  • Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)
1973 Highlights

About October 19, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 12 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