What Happened on October 17, 1970

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Anwar Sadat sworn in as the 3rd 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, Canadian rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Born in 1970

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? 52 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne