Here’s a look at what happened On this day, November 15, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: NOVEMBER 15
2000 | The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act came into force after an inquiry by the South African Law Reform Commission into the legal status of customary marriages.
1926 | South African author Herman Charles Bosman was found guilty of murdering his half-brother.
2000 | An Antonov An-24 charter plane crashed after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
2007 | Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
2012 | Xi Jinping was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee was inaugurated.
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1938 | South African politician and anti-apartheid activist, Ronnie Kasrils.
1968 | South African male long distance runner, Mluleki Nobanda.
1953 | American R&B singer-songwriter and arranger, Alexander O’Neal.
1922 | American biochemist and academic, David Sidney Feingold.
1967 | American basketball player and sportscaster, Greg Anthony.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1966 | Greek weightlifter and wrestler, Dimitrios Tofalos, 89.
2007 | American baseball player and sportscaster Joe Nuxhall, 79.
2000 | Son of industrialist Gianni Agnelli, converted to Shiite Islam, Edoardo Agnelli, 46.
nineteen ninety six | American lawyer and diplomat, Alger Hiss, 92.
1981 | American actress, Enid Markey, 87.
2020 | In the UEFA Nations League match between Belgium and England, Belgium thrashed England 2-0 that day. The scorers were Youri Tielemans 10′ and Dries Mertens 24′.
1956 | Elvis Presley made his film debut “Love me Tender”, in this day.
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The Cape Verde peninsula in west-central Senegal is the westernmost point of the African continent.