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On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 30 October?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 October, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


1996 | A South Africa judge jailed ex-state assassin Eugene de Kock for over 200 years. The judge described him as a fearsome and rebellious agent of Apartheid.

1997 | South Africa completed the destruction of its stockpile of anti-personnel mines. A total of 261 423 were destroyed, while 18 000 were kept for training purposes.

2015 | Sixty-four people died and more than 147 were injured after a fire broke out in a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

2014 | Sweden was the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.

2005 | The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II) was rededicated after a thirteen-year construction project.

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1967 | South African comics artist, Anton Kannemeyer.

1956 | South African rugby union footballer and coach, Nick Mallett.

1943 | English union leader and politician, David Triesman, Baron Triesman.

1958 | Australian actor and singer, Stefan Dennis.

1983 | Scottish-Canadian footballer, Iain Hume.


1990 | Indian actor, Vinod Mehra, 45.

2013 | American physician and author, Michael Palmer, 71.

2005 | American baseball player and manager, Al López, 97.

2014 | American wrestler and promoter, Bob Geigel, 90.

1996 | Scottish actor, John Young, 80


2012 | On this day, Arsenal were 4-0 down after just 37 minutes of a League Cup tie at Reading but Arsenal won 7-5.


2015 | On this day in the United States “Freaks of Nature” was released for the first time.


The oldest and best-preserved settlement in East Africa that retains its traditional functions is Lamu Old Town.

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