On This Day: What happened on 30 December?

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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DEATHS

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)

BIRTHDAYS

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

SPORT

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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.

ENTERTAINMENT

1953 | First National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) colour television sets on sale.

2002 | American singer Diana Ross arrested for drunk driving.

AFRICA FACT

The hippopotamus is the most dangerous animal in Africa. It kills more people in Africa than crocodiles and lions combined.

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