On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1973

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 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? 46 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra