Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 21 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 21 NOVEMBER
1986 | South Africa President P.W Botha met with leaders of independent homelands (Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, and Venda) in Pretoria.
1985 | Thirteen residents were shot dead in Mamelodi by South African police.
2017 | Robert Mugabe officially resigned as President of Zimbabwe, after thirty-seven years in power.
2015 | The Belgian government imposed a security lockdown in Brussels, including the closure of shops, schools, public transport, because of the terrorist attacks.
2014 | A stampede in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe caused by the police firing tear gas and killing at least 11 people and injuring 40 others.
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1955 | South African diplomat, Derek Yach
1979 | South African musician, Jason Hartman
1976 | Australian footballer, Michael Wilson.
1960 | American actor, director, and producer, Brian McNamara.
1972 | American actress and singer, Rain Phoenix.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1938 | Polish-American pianist and composer, Leopold Godowsky, 68.
2015 | Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor, 83.
1991 | American businessman and philanthropist, Sonny Werblin, 84.
1975 | Icelandic author,Gunnar Gunnarsson, 86.
2013 | French composer, Bernard Parmegiani, 86.
2021 | On this day in the English Premier League, Manchester City thumped Everton 3-0.
2012 | On this day in the United States, “Rise of the Guardians” for the first time was released.
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