Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1960 | The South African Commissioner of Police suspended the pass laws which were used by the African population to limit their movements.
1985 | Forty-two out of Seventy-six learners of Hoërskool Vorentoe died after their school bus sunk into the Westdene dam
1995 | Winnie Mandela is unanimously expelled from the position of deputy minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology.
2019 | It was discovered that former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh stole close to $1 billion before he went into exile in 2017.
2020 | The first Coronavirus death is recorded in South Africa.
2018 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Archibald “Archie” Mncedisi Sibeko (90)
2020 | Former Tunisian Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Hamed Karoui (92)
2020 | Egyptian comedian and actor, George Sidhom (81)
2020 | Nigerian writer and civil servant, P. A. Ogundipe (92)
1992 | South African rugby player, Henco Venter
1994 | South African footballer, Lehlogonolo Masalesa
1997 | South African rapper, A-Reece
1997 | South African rugby player, Courtney Winnaar
1994 | South Africa was readmitted to the Olympic games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was banned in 1970.
2009 | 1st Twenty20 in Johannesburg: South Africa defeated Australia by 4 wickets with 4 balls remaining and lead 2-match series 1–0.
2005 | Medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” starring Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh and created by Shonda Rhimes debuts.
Approximately 30% of the earth’s remaining mineral resources are in Africa.