Thu. Jan 28th, 2021

On This Day: What happened on 27 November?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

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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.

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DEATHS

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)

BIRTHDAYS

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

SPORT

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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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

AFRICA FACT

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.

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