This Day: What happened on 1st June?

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.

DEATHS

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)

BIRTHDAYS

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

SPORT

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

bob mabena

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.

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