On This Day: What happened on 07 April?

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

1983 | The skeleton of the oldest human aged 80 000 years is discovered in Egypt.

1994 | Rwandan Genocide: Soldiers started killing Tutsis a day after the assassination of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana.

2012 | Joyce Banda is sworn in as the first female President of Malawi.

2019 | In Rwanda it marks 25 years after the genocide and the beginning of 100 days of mourning for the 800 000 people killed.

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2013 | South African cricket player, Vernal Charles (27) 

2015 | South African football player, Richard Henyekane (31)

2020 | Ghanaian judge, Thomas Mensah (87) 

2020 | Somali oud player, Hudeidi (91)


1960 | South African businessman and former chief executive of MTN Group, Freedom Phuthuma Nhleko

1970 | South Africa tennis player, Pieter Norval 

1974 | South African kickboxer, Andrew “Iceberg” Thomson 

1982 | South African Couturier and fashion designer, Hendrik Meyer-Vermeulen


Faf du Plessis

2007 | South Africa lose to Bangladesh by 67 runs at the Super Eights Cricket World Cup.



2009 | ‘Star Trek – The Future Begins’ starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana is released.

2020 | South African music band GoodLuck presents their first web series called “The Luck Down’.


Over 25% of the world’s bird species are in Africa.


Presh JM Reporter

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