29th August, 1969

Today’s date is one that looms large in Leila Khaled’s life story – that of her first aeroplane hijacking, on 29th August 1969. It’s celebrated on Dorian Cope’s ‘On This Deity’ website here. Khaled described her experience of the hijacking in her autobiography, My People Shall Live, ghost-written by George Hajjar and in a range of interviews.