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.
ON THIS DAY: 07 OCTOBER
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.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
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.