On This Day: What happened on 25 November?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


1981 | In the Seychelles a coup fails that was started by South African mercenaries led by Colonel Thomas Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare.

1993 | A bomb attack targeting the Prime Minister of Egyptian, Atef Sedki, failed.

1997 | Katiza Cebekhulu appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to testify that he saw Winnie Madikizela-Mandela kill Stompie Seipei.

2004 | 14 underage prostitutes are rescued by the child prostitution and trafficking task team in Johannesburg.

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1957 | Founder of the Anglo American Corporation, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (77)

1997 | 1st President of Malawi, Hastings Banda (99)

2004 | South African poet, Sheila Cussons (82)


1944 | 8th vice-president of Kenya, Michael Kijana Wamalwa

1945 | South African artist, Stanley Bongani Nkosi

1980 | South African footballer, Aaron Mokoena

1980 | South African cricketer, Alviro Petersen


2006 | The Springboks beat England 25-14 on their end of year tour of Europe.

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2014 | Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick and becomes the top goal scorer in the Champions League.


1968 | Hatey Bazarey, an Indian art film, wins the Golden Lotus at the 15th National Film Awards in India

2013 | Disney releases Frozen’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


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