On This Day: What happened on 27 November?

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

ON THIS DAY: 27 NOVEMBER

1976 | The Christian Institute and South African Council of Churches offices are raided by the police. The police thought they supported the students that were rioting.

1985 | The African National Congress (ANC) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) agree to stop fighting to reduce violent confrontations between the two parties.

1986 | The judge releases Lazarus More, Mkhambi Malindi, and Maxala Vilakazi from prison because there was no evidence they committed treason.

1990 | An agreement was reached between the ANC and the government regarding the affairs of the state.

1997 | In Algeria, 25 people are killed in the second Souhane mass murder.

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DEATHS

1933 | Former Mayor of Durban, Archibald Lamont (69)

1967 | The first president of Gabon, Léon M’ba (65)

1987 | Namibian artist, John Ndevasia Muafangejo (44)

2015 | Tanzanian writer, Mark Behr (52)

BIRTHDAYS

1929 | South African politician, Winkie Direko

1938 | The Prime Minister of Uganda, Apolo Nsibambi

1939 | The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Laurent-Désiré Kabila

1946 | President of Djibouti, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

1950 | South African social scientist and public health specialist, Olive Shisana

1973 | South African actor, producer and director, Sharlto Copley

SPORT

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2004 | The Springboks beat Scotland 45-10 in their end of year Test at Murrayfield.

2009 | The Proteas beat England by 112 runs in their third ODI in Cape Town.

ENTERTAINMENT

1991 | The Undertaker becomes the new WWF champion after beating Hulk Hogan.

2013 | Frozen, Disney’s animated movie is released.

2017 | Prince Harry (Prince of Wales) and Meghan Markle (Duchess of Sussex) announce their engagement.

AFRICA FACT

Mozambique’s national flag has the image of an AK-47 rifle embedded into it which stands for defence and vigilance. It is one of four national flags of UN member states with a firearm. The others are Guatemala, Haiti and Bolivia.

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