Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 22 NOVEMBER

1962 | Violence breaks out in Paarl. Poqo members gathered at 02:00 and separated into two groups to attack the prison and police stations in Paarl. Three were shot and died in front of the police station

1977 | The reporter for the Durban Daily News, Wiseman Khuzwayo, was informed that the police were looking for him and he surrendered

1990 | Rebel army troops attempted a coup in Transkei. They attacked the main camp of the army and 18 people were killed including the leader of the coup

1994 | The government of Switzerland agrees to support the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) developed by South Africa

2002 | More than 100 people killed in Nigeria. This was aimed at the Miss World contestants

READ: On This Day: What happened on 21 November?

DEATHS

1946 | South African cricketer, Bertie Rose-Innes

1980 | South African cricketer and former captain, Herbert Wade

1988 | South African anthropologist, Raymond Arthur Dart  

1994 | South African cricket commentator, Charles Fortune

2012 | South African-Australian author, Bryce Courtenay

2015 | Nigerian first civilian Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu

BIRTHDAYS

1966 | South African film director and screenwriter, Richard Stanley 

1982 | Nigerian footballer, Yakubu Ayegbeni 

1985 | Ghanaian footballer and former national team captain, Asamoah Gyan 

1985 | Congolese footballer, Dieumerci Mbokani

1986 | South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius

SPORT

2008 | Proteas win their Test match against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein

2008 | Zimbabwe cricket team lost a One-Day International against Sri-Lanka in Harare

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2008 | The Springboks record a record 42-6 win against England at Twickenham on their end of year tour

ENTERTAINMENT

1991 | Phool Aur Kaante, a movie starring Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan is released

2009 | Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win the 36th American Music Awards

2019 | Nigerian singer Davido releases his new album “A Good Time”

AFRICA FACT

Algeria is the largest country in Africa with a population of more than 44 million. 80% of the country is desert.

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