On This Day: What happened on 27 April?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1960 | Togo gains independence from France.

1961 | Sierra Leone gained independence from Great Britain with Sir Milton Margai as the country’s first Prime Minister.

1994 | South Africa held its first multi-racial elections.

1994 | South Africa introduced the new flag.

1995 | Freedom day is celebrated for the first time in South Africa. The day celebrates freedom and remembers the first multiracial elections held in 1994.

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DEATHS

1972 | First president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah (62)

2018 | Ghanaian gyil player, Bernard Woma (51)

2019 | Former Ethiopian President, Negasso Gidada (75)

BIRTHDAYS

1932 | Former South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pik Botha

1987 | South African dancer and choreographer, Johannes Radebe 

1991 | South African athlete, Alyssa Conley

SPORT

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2019 | ES Tunis beat TP Mazembe 1-0 in the semi-finals match at the CAF Champions League. 

2020 | The Coronavirus Action Committee (COVAC) received a donation of R10 000 from the SAFA Chatsworth Local Football Association (LFA).

 

ENTERTAINMENT

2014 | Ariana Grande’s lead single from her second album ‘Problem’ featuring Iggy Azalea’ is released.

AFRICA FACT

 The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro, with its summit standing at 5895m above sea level.

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Presh JM Reporter

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