What Happened on September 28, 1970

Historical Events

Historic Event

Anwar Sadat replaces the late Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President; elected president in October 1970

  • Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
  • TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Kimiko Date, Japanese professional tennis player (Japan Open, 1996), born in Kyoto, Japan

Famous Deaths

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970)

Egyptian revolutionary and politician (Acting President, 1954-56; President, 1956-70), dies of a heart attack at 52

  • John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
1970 Highlights

About September 28, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne