Port Said in History

Egypt: Alexandria - Cairo - Suez

Historical Events

  • 1956-11-05 Britain and France land airborne forces at Port Said in Egypt, escalating the Suez Crisis
  • 1956-11-06 Suez Crisis: British Royal Marines storm Port Said in Egypt amid growing domestic and international opposition to the Anglo-French-Israeli military operation
  • 1956-12-24 Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
  • 2012-02-01 At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
  • 2013-01-26 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • 2013-01-27 In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured

Famous Birthdays

  • 1961-10-11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer (Leily Nehary), born in Port Said, Egypt