Friday was the 172nd day beyond Carter's 94th birthday, exceeding by one day the lifespan of former President George HW Bush, who died November 30 at the age of 94 years, 171 days. Both men were born in 1924: Bush on June 12, Carter on October 1.
September 19, 1978, Forty Years Ago: US President Jimmy Carter, Egypt President Anwar Sadat and Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin have achieved success beyond expectation at the Camp David summit, the newspaper reported.
As per local reports, Carter worked for 90 minutes on the project after which he fell sick and went to sit down in a chair. The accompanying Secret Service officials led the president to his motorcade, after he appeared dizzy.
Following the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, President Jimmy Carter severed diplomatic relations with Iran and enacted a law to ban Iranians from entering the US in 1980. The present partially-approved travel ban initiated by President Donald Trump also includes Iran.