On This Day: What happened on 29 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 29 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1979 | Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as the first black Prime Minister in Zimbabwe. 

1994 | South Africa established diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia. 

1999 | After 16 years of military rule, Olusegun Obasanjo became the first elected President of Nigeria.

2015 | Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the president of Nigeria.

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DEATHS

2005 | South African surgeon, Hamilton Naki (78) 

2014 | South African composer, Stefans Grové (91)

2020 | Nigerian engineer & former chief of the state oil firm, Maikanti Baru (60)

2020 | Moroccan former Prime Minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi (96)

BIRTHDAYS

1935 | South African author and playwright, André Brink 

1976 | South African actress, Nomonde Mbusi

1977 | Angolan footballer, António Lebo Lebo 

1989 | Ghanaian-American football player, Ezekiel Ansah

SPORT

2010 | Super 14 Rugby final – the Bulls defeated the Stormers 25-17 to win the title at Orlando Stadium, Soweto.

ENTERTAINMENT

2015 | “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premiered.

AFRICA FACT

The Serengeti in Tanzania is home to the world’s largest wildlife migration on Earth with over 750,000 zebras and 1.2 million wildebeest.

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Presh JM Reporter

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