Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 27 NOVEMBER
1976 | The Christian Institute and South African Council of Churches offices are raided by the police. The police thought they supported the students that were rioting.
1985 | The African National Congress (ANC) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) agree to stop fighting to reduce violent confrontations between the two parties.
1986 | The judge releases Lazarus More, Mkhambi Malindi, and Maxala Vilakazi from prison because there was no evidence they committed treason.
1990 | An agreement was reached between the ANC and the government regarding the affairs of the state.
1997 | In Algeria, 25 people are killed in the second Souhane mass murder.
1933 | Former Mayor of Durban, Archibald Lamont (69)
1967 | The first president of Gabon, Léon M’ba (65)
1987 | Namibian artist, John Ndevasia Muafangejo (44)
2015 | Tanzanian writer, Mark Behr (52)
1929 | South African politician, Winkie Direko
1938 | The Prime Minister of Uganda, Apolo Nsibambi
1939 | The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Laurent-Désiré Kabila
1946 | President of Djibouti, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
1950 | South African social scientist and public health specialist, Olive Shisana
1973 | South African actor, producer and director, Sharlto Copley
2004 | The Springboks beat Scotland 45-10 in their end of year Test at Murrayfield.
2009 | The Proteas beat England by 112 runs in their third ODI in Cape Town.
1991 | The Undertaker becomes the new WWF champion after beating Hulk Hogan.
2013 | Frozen, Disney’s animated movie is released.
2017 | Prince Harry (Prince of Wales) and Meghan Markle (Duchess of Sussex) announce their engagement.
Mozambique’s national flag has the image of an AK-47 rifle embedded into it which stands for defence and vigilance. It is one of four national flags of UN member states with a firearm. The others are Guatemala, Haiti and Bolivia.