Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 5 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 5 JANUARY
1965 | Mac Maharaj, Laloo Chiba, Raymond Nyanda and Andrew Masondo, all members of the ANC arrive at Robben Island.
1991 | People at the United States Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia are evacuated by helicopter airlift due to the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu.
2007 | Pretoria High Court Judge Nkola Motata is arrested for drunk driving.
2018 | Kitwe Council in Zambia bans the sale of fresh food in an attempt to curb the spread of cholera in Lusaka.
1993 | Minister of culture in Congo, Nyamuisi Muvingi (51)
2016 | Egyptian actor, Mamdouh Abdel-Alim (59)
2016 | Nigerian artist, Uche Okeke (82)
2018 | Archbishop of Uganda, Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo (80)
2020 | Kenyan Olympic hockey player, Charles Oguk (55)
1934 | South African-American songwriter & co-founder of A & R Recording, Phil Ramone
1938 | Kenyan author and playwright, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
2009 | The Proteas win their series in Australia, becoming the first South African team to win an away series.
1976 | The SABC started regular daily television transmissions with one channel.
The first miners in the world are the people living in Swaziland.