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Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

Related events:

  1. Saturday 24th of August 1929 (+) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is born

  2. Tuesday 17th of January 1933 (+) Singer and actress Dalida is born

  3. Wednesday 13th of September 1967 (-) War leader Abdel Hakim Amer commits suicide by an overdose of medication
    Amer was approached by high-ranking Egyptian officers and was given a choice to stand trial for treason, which would inevitably have ended with his conviction and execution, or die an honourable death by taking poison. Amer chose the latter option and received a full military burial.

  4. Monday 28th of September 1970 (-) 2nd President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack

  5. Monday 3rd of February 1975 (-) Singer and actress Umm Kulthum dies of kidney failure

  6. Sunday 27th of July 1980 (-) Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi dies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    Pahlavi kept a bag of Iranian soil under his death bed.

  7. Tuesday 6th of October 1981 (-) 3rd President of Egypt Anwar Sadat is shot dead during a military parade by a terrorist commando from the Islamic Group led by Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli
    Sadat and ten others were killed outright or suffered fatal wounds, including Major General Hassan Allam, general from the Omani delegation Khalfan Nasser Mohammed, Eng. Samir Helmy Ibrahim, Al Anba' Samuel, presidential photographer Mohammed Yousuf Rashwan, Saeed Abdel Raouf Bakr, Chinese engineer Zhang Baoyu, as well as the Cuban ambassador to Egypt and a Coptic Orthodox bishop. Twenty-eight were wounded, including Vice President Hosni Mubarak, Irish Defence Minister James Tully and four US military liaison officers.

  8. Sunday 26th of July 1987 (-) Writer and playwright Tawfīq al-Hakīm dies of undisclosed causes

  9. Friday 10th of July 2015 (-) Actor Omar Sharif dies of a heart attack
    In May 2015 it was reported that Sharif was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.