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Johannesburg - Historical Events
Date Event
1894-01-01

South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg.

1895-12-29

Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg

1896-03-02

George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg

1899-02-16

Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)

1900-05-31

British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg

1900-08-31

British troops over run Johannesburg

1913-07-25

A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland

1922-03-10

State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa

1926-08-22

Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa

1939-07-09

A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa

1950-02-14

Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg

1952-05-02

Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

1954-08-01

In South Africa, The Natives Resettlement Act empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg; less than a year after the Act was passed Sophiatown residents were forcefully removed to Meadowlands in Soweto

1960-06-25

South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg

1970-08-13

Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

1976-01-30

1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg

1983-08-06

Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa

1986-01-06

Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg

1987-06-22

A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people

1987-07-30

An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68

1988-07-02

Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

1990-09-13

Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die

1991-01-13

42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa

1993-07-31

Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg

1993-11-20

Winnie Mandela's driver/bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg

1994-03-28

Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed

1994-04-24

Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed

1994-04-25

Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed

1995-06-24

South Africa's Springboks beat New Zealand's All Blacks 15-12 to win the Rugby Wold Cup in Johannesburg

1995-12-04

Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test

1997-08-16

The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

2002-08-16

Africa Women's Peace Train leaves Kampala for Johannesburg

2002-08-26

Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2012-05-29

Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear

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Johannesburg - Notable Birthdays

Basil RathboneJun 13, 1892

Gary PlayerNov 1, 1935

Steve NashFeb 7, 1974

Johannesburg - Birthdays
Date Event
1892-06-13

Basil Rathbone, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes)

1909-03-19

Louis Hayward, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)

1909-08-02

Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], Johannesburg South Africa, British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand)

1912-05-18

Walter Sisulu, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance

1913-05-08

Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)

1918-10-21

Albertina Sisulu, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last

1924-04-28

Kenneth Kaunda, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Fair Play

1925-08-15

Gertrude Shope, Johannesburg, South Africa, leader of the ANC Women's League

1932-03-04

Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)

1933-08-14

Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d. 2012)

1934-10-03

Harold Ralph Henning, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open)

1935-08-05

Zakes Mokae, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Comedians)

1935-11-01

Gary Player, Johannesburg, South African PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)

1939-11-02

Howard Wolpe, Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

1948-02-28

Conny Braam, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The New Generation

1962-03-02

Philip Jonas, Johannesburg SA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd)

1969-10-17

Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)

1970-04-09

Olaf Kolzig, Johannesburg SAF, NHL goalie (Team Germany, Washington)

1971-03-18

Mariaan de Swardt, Johannesburg, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust))

1971-09-15

Wayne Ferreira, Johannesburg South Africa, tennis star (Munich 1995)

1973-09-03

Joanette Kruger, Johannesburg South Africa, tennis star

1974-02-07

Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)

1975-10-29

Sage Brucia, Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

Johannesburg - Deaths
Date Event
2003-05-05

Walter Sisulu, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance

2011-06-02

Albertina Sisulu, Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last

2011-10-25

Howard Wolpe, Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West


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