“The Jazz Singer,” the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.
The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.
Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.
Bette Davis died in France at age 81.