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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 07 October?


    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 07 October, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    1931 | Birth of the South African Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Mpilo Desmond Tutu in Klerksdorp, Transvaal died on 26 December 2021.

    1964 | Pakistan government ban export to South Africa due to its Apartheid policies

    1991 | Mass killing in Katlehong during the burial of the congress member of African National Member Sam Ntuli who was murdered on 29th September.

    2005 | The South African National Defence Force announced they no longer accent HIV+ people to join the military since one-fifth tested positive. 

    2011 | 110 people were arrested in Queens, New York for Identity theft and it is the retail crime ring in U.S history.  

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    1953 | Canadian actress and playwright, Linda Griffiths died in 2014.

    1952 | Russian politician and President since 2000, Vladimir Putin.

    1964 | American Journalist and LGBT rights activist, Dan Savage.

    1967 | American R&B Singer, one of the best-selling artists in history, Toni Braxton.

    1998 | Liverpool football club soccer player, Trent-Alexander Arnold.


    1993 | South African Born Irish Actor, Cyril Cusack, 83.

    2001 | American Actress famously known for her movie Sweet Liberty Jamie, Mary Elizabeth Rowles, 87

    2013 | English footballer who played midfielder for Everton and Sunderland, Mick Buckley, 60

    2020 | Mexican chemist who discovered the Antarctic ozone hole, Mario Molina, 77


    2011 | The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees in game 5 of the American League Division. This gave the Detroit Tiger a chance to play the Texas Ranger 


    1982 | Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber the Musical opened Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway NYC 


    Nearly half of all the gold mined comes from Witwatersrand in South Africa. 

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