"He used to send all this crank mail to Anwar Sadat"
(1918-1981) was the third President of Egypt. He served from October 1970 until 6th October 1981, when he was assassinated by religious fundamentalists. He was hailed as a hero in the Arab world after the October War with Israel in 1973, but, although it won him the Nobel Peace Prize, his role in the Camp David Accords caused him to become extremely unpopular in the Arab world. His successor as President of Egypt was the recently ousted Hosni Mubarak.