What Happened on October 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

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)