Egypt’s Anwar Sadat assassinated 30 years ago this hour


Video: Assassination of Anwar El Sadat

(Tuesday, October 6, 1981, 6:40 a.m. EDT) — Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, 62, was assassinated by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad today during the annual victory parade held in Cairo to celebrate Egypt’s crossing of the Suez Canal.

11 others were killed in the attack and another 28 were injured including Vice President Hosni Mubarak.


Anwar Sadat assassinated 1981 Part 1 of 3 (ABC News - October 6, 1981)


Anwar Sadat assassinated 1981 Part 2 of 3 (ABC News - October 6, 1981)


Anwar Sadat assassinated 1981 Part 3 of 3 (ABC News - October 6, 1981)

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