Egyptian history

Historical Events

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  • 1479-04-24 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
  • 1457-04-16 BC Battle of Megiddo: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account.
  • 1425-03-11 BC Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
  • 1279-05-31 BC Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
  • 0217-06-22 BC Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
  • 0196-03-27 BC Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.

MurderAssassination

0048-09-28 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

0048-08-09 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar

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0044-09-02 BC Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.

Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Cleopatra
Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra

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0030-08-01 BC Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

0030-07-31 BC Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves minor victory over Octavian, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to Octavian's invasion of Egypt

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
  • 0435-08-03 Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 1006-05-01 Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
  • 1099-08-12 Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth leading the Crusaders beats Egyptians Fatimid army
  • 1129-02-18 Jerusalem re-taken by Christians in peace treaty between Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II and Egyptian ruler Al-Kamil
  • 1167-03-18 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians

BattleBattle of Interest

1187-07-03 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1218-05-24 The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
  • 1250-04-13 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.
  • 1250-07-03 Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
  • 1260-10-24 Saif ad-Din Qutuz, third Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, by a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself.
  • 1291-07-31 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
  • 1724-12-09 Colley Cibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premieres in London

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1798-07-01 Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1798-08-01 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson attacks and decimates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1799-07-15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1799-07-25 French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • 1799-08-23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1801-03-08 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • 1811-03-01 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
  • 1824-06-21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • 1826-06-21 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
  • 1827-10-20 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
  • 1854-11-15 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
  • 1859-02-04 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
  • 1864-12-28 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
  • 1869-11-17 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • 1875-11-16 Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1876-03-07 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1879-02-18 Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha
  • 1879-04-08 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
  • 1879-06-26 Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
  • 1881-01-22 Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
  • 1881-09-09 Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"
  • 1882-06-10 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • 1882-09-13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1883-07-24 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • 1883-11-05 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • 1888-06-29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder
  • 1898-04-08 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
  • 1899-01-19 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
  • 1904-04-08 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • 1906-05-03 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
  • 1907-12-07 The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
  • 1912-12-07 Bust of Queen Nefertiti found in El-Amarna, Egypt
  • 1913-07-21 The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
  • 1914-02-01 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1914-12-17 Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate
  • 1914-12-23 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1916-12-23 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
  • 1917-01-09 World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1922-02-21 Great Britain grants Egypt independence
  • 1922-02-28 Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • 1922-03-16 Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • 1922-05-20 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-11-04 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1922-11-26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
  • 1923-04-19 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
  • 1924-01-13 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • 1924-01-27 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
  • 1924-11-22 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • 1925-05-21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • 1925-12-06 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • 1926-06-06 Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
  • 1928-07-19 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
  • 1931-04-22 Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
  • 1935-11-13 Anti-British riots in Egypt
  • 1936-05-10 Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
  • 1940-09-12 Italian troops enter Egypt
  • 1940-09-13 Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt
  • 1940-12-17 British troops occupy Sollum, Egypt
  • 1941-04-23 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
  • 1941-05-15 British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya
  • 1941-05-18 An Egyptian steamer sinks
  • 1942-06-24 Africa Korps invades Egypt
  • 1942-10-23 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1945-02-24 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-02-24 Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 1945-03-22 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
  • 1946-02-21 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
  • 1948-05-10 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
  • 1948-05-15 Troops from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack Israel
  • 1948-05-16 Egyptians enter the Gaza
  • 1948-10-14 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • 1948-10-18 Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
  • 1948-10-22 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • 1948-12-28 IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • 1949-02-24 Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • 0047-06-23 BC Pharaoh Ptolemy XV of Egypt (d. 30 BC)
  • 0317-08-07 Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome (337-61)
  • 1553-11-23 Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
  • 1790-12-23 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • 1821-06-08 Samuel White Baker, explorer (Ceylon/Egypt), born in London, England
  • 1830-12-31 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)
  • 1841-02-26 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • 1852-12-15 Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt
  • 1853-11-21 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • 1868-03-26 Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)
  • 1874-07-14 'Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
  • 1874-08-14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Cairo Egypt, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, and nationalist activist
  • 1886-10-01 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • 1886-11-15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • 1899-06-04 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • 1901-02-20 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • 1904-05-04 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • 1904-12-31 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer and actress (d. 1975)
  • 1906-10-14 Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)
  • 1908-03-07 Anna Magnani, Alexandria Egypt, actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle)
  • 1908-09-19 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
  • 1910-11-02 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1911-12-11 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
  • 1915-09-15 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1917-02-17 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1917-03-03 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
  • 1917-06-09 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • 1918-01-15 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • 1918-07-02 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)

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1918-12-25 Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt (1970-81, Nobel 1978), born in Monufia, Egypt (d. 1981)

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1920-02-11 Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
  • 1920-11-18 Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
  • 1921-11-05 Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran
  • 1922-11-14 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), born in Cairo (d. 2016)
  • 1924-03-03 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • 1926-09-09 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric

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1928-05-04 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011), born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1930-06-05 Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
  • 1930-09-11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player (d. 2002)
  • 1930-12-25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (d. 1986)
  • 1931-10-27 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • 1932-04-10 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • 1933-01-17 Dalida, Cairo, actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
  • 1933-01-17 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
  • 1933-08-29 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1935-11-19 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • 1936-07-02 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • 1942-01-26 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1942-06-17 Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1944-10-15 Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • 1946-02-26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • 1946-06-05 Gillian Hills, Cairo Egypt, actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange)
  • 1946-06-15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer, born in Alexandria Egypt
  • 1947-05-17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • 1951-05-16 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • 1951-06-19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1952-01-16 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • 1952-07-16 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
  • 1954-06-02 Michael Steele, rocker (Bangles-Eternal Flame, Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • 1954-10-10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1955-03-10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1955-04-15 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1955-08-18 Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
  • 1956-11-10 Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and activist
  • 1957-04-04 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1958-10-14 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • 1959-01-17 Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • 1960-07-19 Atom Egoyan, Cairo Egypt, director (Adjuster, Next of Kin)
  • 1960-09-18 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • 1961-10-11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer
  • 1962-01-04 Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • 1966-01-07 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
  • 1966-09-22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • 1966-11-02 Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor and activist, born in Cairo
  • 1968-04-26 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1968-09-01 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1969-11-18 Ahmed Helmi, Egyptian actor
  • 1972-09-01 Eiman Thakeb, Miss Egypt Universe (1997)
  • 1973-01-15 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • 1976-11-18 Mona Zaki, Egyptian Actress
  • 1977-03-17 Hadeel Abol-Naga, Miss Universe-Egypt (1996)
  • 1977-08-16 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
  • 1980-10-10 Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • 1981-10-08 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1983-02-23 Mido, Egyptian footballer
  • 1984-03-20 Rami Malek, Egyptian-born actor

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1939-03-16 Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Deaths


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0030-08-12 BC Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her

Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Cleopatra
Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra
  • 0347-05-14 Pachomius, Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies
  • 1121-12-11 Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)

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1193-03-04 Saladin, 1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, dies of fever at about 55

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1204-12-12 Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69
  • 1249-11-23 Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
  • 1250-02-08 William II Longespee, dies as a martyr at the battle of Al Mansurah, Egypt (7th cruscade)
  • 1250-05-02 Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered
  • 1260-10-23 Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered
  • 1277-07-01 Baibars, Mameluk sultan of Egypt (b. 1223)
  • 1517-04-13 Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged
  • 1773-05-08 Ali Bey Al-Kabir, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies (b. 1728)
  • 1829-05-10 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • 1849-08-02 Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)
  • 1854-07-18 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
  • 1883-11-05 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • 1887-04-20 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
  • 1892-01-07 Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • 1895-03-02 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • 1905-08-14 Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
  • 1908-02-10 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, Nationalist and a founder of Egyptian National Party, dies at 33
  • 1910-02-20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64
  • 1911-09-21 Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
  • 1917-01-29 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75
  • 1917-10-09 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17), dies at 63
  • 1919-11-15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • 1924-11-19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1927-07-23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • 1936-04-28 Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies
  • 1936-05-14 Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74
  • 1944-12-20 Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70
  • 1945-02-24 Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
  • 1948-12-28 Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, PM of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated
  • 1949-02-12 Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
  • 1951-01-07 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • 1952-08-05 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • 1954-05-30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
  • 1964-10-20 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
  • 1965-03-18 Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • 1966-08-29 Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • 1967-09-14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • 1969-03-09 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • 1970-09-28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1972-05-24 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973-10-28 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • 1975-02-03 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-03-30 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1977-07-03 Mohammed al-Zahaby, Egyptian minister, murdered

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1981-10-06 Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt (1970-81, Nobel 1978), assassinated by fundamentalist army officers at 62

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1982-04-15 Five murderers of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat executed
  • 1984-08-29 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
  • 1986-04-21 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
  • 1990-01-31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
  • 1990-10-12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • 1990-11-12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, murdered
  • 1991-05-03 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1992-06-08 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • 1993-04-11 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • 1993-09-08 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • 1994-04-09 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • 1995-01-22 Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
  • 1995-06-07 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • 1995-10-13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • 1997-11-21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 1999-08-09 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2001-06-21 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • 2002-07-25 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2006-08-30 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2006-08-31 Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)
  • 2008-07-27 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • 2009-07-01 Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
  • 2012-01-07 Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2012-03-17 Pope Shenouda III, Egyptian Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, dies from prostate cancer at 88
  • 2012-07-19 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 2015-07-10 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
  • 2016-02-16 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), dies at 93