what happened on this day, 01 June, throughout history. We will remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history.
1964 | Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta was the country’s first president.
1979 | The first black-led government in 90 years started ruling in Zimbabwe.
1994 | The Republic of South Africa becomes a member of the Commonwealth.
1998 | Ferdi Bernard was found guilty of the murder of anti-apartheid activist David Webster. He was also charged with fraudulent transactions and possessing firearms and ammunition illegally.
2002 | South African cricket player, Hansie Cronje (32)
2019 | South African Secretary-General of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Sibongile Judith Nkomo (63)
2020 | Nigerian reggae singer and songwriter, Majek Fashek (57)
1943 | South African cricket player, Lorrie Wilmot
1952 | South African-English director and playwright, David Lan
1985 | Angolan football player, Mário Hipólito
1986 | Nigerian football player, Chinedu Obasi
1986 | Kenyan runner, Moses Ndiema Masai
2010 | Tri-nations series Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. After 2 matches Sri Lanka was in the lead with 5 points while India and Zimbabwe had 4.
2011 | Nigeria beat Argentina 4-1 in the Friendly international (top 10 in FIFA World Rankings) match.
2019 | The 25th South African Music Awards was held at the Sun City Arena. The show was hosted by Bob Mabena, Melanie Bala, Twasa Seoke and Khuli Chana.
2020 | Zimbabwean film “Cook Off” premiered on Netflix.