What Happened on October 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • Mehmet Scholl, German footballer