On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1970

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
  • TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of 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? 49 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra