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Cairo, Egypt

LOCATION

Population:
15,200,000 (metro area)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Ain Shams University
1950
American University in Cairo
1919
Cairo University
1908
Al-Azhar University
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Yasser Arafat
Politician
24-Aug-1929 10-Nov-2004 Palestinian leader, former terrorist
Mohamed El Baradei
Government
17-Jun-1942   UN International Atomic Energy Agency
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Government
14-Nov-1922   Secretary General of the UN, 1992-96
Ronald Cohen
Business
1945   British venture capitalist, Apax
Harry Crookshank
Politician
27-May-1893 17-Oct-1961 Leader, House of Commons, 1951-55
Thomas Dolby
Musician
14-Oct-1958   She Blinded Me With Science
Atom Egoyan
Film Director
19-Jul-1960   Exotica
Julian Fellowes
Actor
17-Aug-1949   Shadowlands
C. S. Forester
Novelist
27-Aug-1899 2-Apr-1966 The African Queen
Samir G. Gibara
Business
23-Apr-1939   CEO of Goodyear, 1996-2002
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Edmond Jabès
Poet
6-Apr-1912 2-Jan-1991 The Book of Resemblances
Penelope Lively
Novelist
17-Mar-1933   Moon Tiger
Fitzroy Maclean
Politician
11-Mar-1911 15-Jun-1996 Eastern Approaches
Naguib Mahfouz
Author
11-Dec-1911 30-Aug-2006 The Cairo Trilogy
Amr Mussa
Government
3-Oct-1936   Secretary General of the Arab League
Ismail Pasha
Royalty
31-Dec-1830 2-Mar-1895 Khedive of Egypt, 1863-79
Alex Proyas
Film Director
23-Sep-1963   Dark City
Tewfik Pasha
Royalty
30-Apr-1852 7-Jan-1892 Khedive of Egypt, 1879-92
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Terrorist
19-Jun-1951   Founder, Islamic Jihad

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hassan al-Banna
Activist
14-Oct-1906 12-Feb-1949 Founder of The Muslim Brotherhood
Hans von Bülow
Conductor
8-Jan-1830 12-Feb-1894 German conductor, proponent of Wagner
Om Kalsoum
Singer
4-Apr-1904 3-Feb-1975 Star of the East
John Ledyard
Explorer
1751 10-Jan-1789 Explored Hawaii with Captain James Cook
Bernard Lyot
Astronomer
27-Feb-1897 2-Apr-1952 Sandstorms on Mars
Naguib Mahfouz
Author
11-Dec-1911 30-Aug-2006 The Cairo Trilogy
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Head of State
15-Jan-1918 28-Sep-1970 President of Egypt, 1956-70
Sayyid Qutb
Philosopher
9-Oct-1906 29-Aug-1966 Muslim Brotherhood philosopher
Anwar Sadat
Head of State
25-Dec-1918 6-Oct-1981 President of Egypt, 1970-81
Shah of Iran
Royalty
26-Oct-1919 27-Jul-1980 Last Shah of Iran



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