Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 30 DECEMBER
1932 | Daisy de Melker a nurse is hanged for murdering her two husbands and her son. It was believed she married men and killed them for financial gain.
1969 | The International Monetary Fund agrees to purchase gold from South Africa and the price agreed upon is $35 per oz.
1987 | Commander of the Transkei Defence Force Major General Bantu Holomisa, led a coup against the Transkei government and overthrew President of the Transkei Stella Sigcau.
1997 | 400 people from four villages in Algeria are killed in the Wilaya of Relizane massacres.
2013 | Anti-government parties attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Congo killing over 100 people.
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1989 | South African writer, Etienne Leroux (67)
2003 | South African-born English entrepreneur and activist, David Bale (62)
2005 | South African cricketer and coach, Eddie Barlow (65)
1935 | Former president of Gabon, Albert-Bernard Bongo
1972 | Nigerian footballer and manager, Daniel Amokachi
1977 | Nigerian-born Spanish sprinter, Glory Alozie
1980 | Congolese-Belgian basketballer, D.J. Mbenga
2008 | South Africa beat Australia by 9 wickets in the second Test in Melbourne, becoming the first South African team to win a Test series in Australia.
2009 | England beat South Africa by 98 runs in their second Test in Durban.
1953 | First National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) colour television sets on sale.
2002 | American singer Diana Ross arrested for drunk driving.
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