What Happened on October 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Anwar Sadat sworn in as the 3rd President of Egypt

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

Famous Birthdays

  • Anil Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg-spinner since 1990)
  • Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • John Mabry, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)
  • Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)
  • Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)