On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1970

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, Canadian rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
1970 Highlights

About October 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra