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Zimbabwe - Notable Historical Events

David LivingstoneNov 17, 1855

Robert MugabeFeb 27, 1980

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Zimbabwe - Historical Events
Date Event
1855-11-17

David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1890-09-12

Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland and found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe).

1979-01-30

Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution

1979-05-29

Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM

1979-05-31

Zimbabwe proclaims independence

1979-12-11

Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

1979-12-12

Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe

1979-12-21

New constitution for Zimbabwe agreed

1980-02-27

Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe

1980-03-04

Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe

1980-04-18

Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK

1982-04-18

Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare

1982-07-10

Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy

1983-03-09

Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana

1983-06-09

Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia

1985-07-05

Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1986-05-18

South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

1986-07-08

Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy

1987-12-30

Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1989-04-18

Zimbabwe gains independence

1990-06-23

Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy

1992-02-23

Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

1992-02-23

World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313

1992-03-18

Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury

1992-10-18

Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare

1992-10-20

David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)

1993-03-15

Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200

1995-02-02

Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket

1995-02-04

Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning

1995-10-16

Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe

1996-10-20

Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes

1996-12-18

Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England

1996-12-22

Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with Eng need 1 to win

1997-01-03

Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0

2000-07-09

Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe

2000-07-20

In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.

2017-11-21

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

2017-11-22

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return home after Mugabe resignation

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Zimbabwe - Notable Birthdays

Robert MugabeFeb 21, 1924

Zimbabwe - Birthdays
Date Event
1889-02-01

Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)

1922-10-28

Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)

1924-02-21

Robert Mugabe, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )

1936-03-05

Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

1944-11-20

Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)

1947-05-17

John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)

1949-05-06

John Makumbe, Zimbabwe: State of Denial

1952-03-10

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

1952-03-10

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe: State of Denial

1953-10-25

Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)

1955-12-06

Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)

1956-06-06

Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

1957-06-23

David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)

1959-08-07

Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)

1959-09-25

Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)

1960-05-09

Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)

1961-06-03

Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)

1961-10-09

Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)

1962-05-16

Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

1963-03-05

Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)

1964-10-04

David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)

1965-08-27

Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)

1966-05-23

Graeme Hick, cricketer (in Zimbabwe Massive run-scorer for Worcs)

1966-05-30

Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)

1968-01-24

Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)

1968-03-26

Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)

1968-04-28

Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)

1968-11-16

Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)

1969-04-11

Gavin Briant, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)

1969-04-25

Gavin Bruk-Jackson, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)

1969-05-17

Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)

1969-07-31

Langa Sibanda, Miss Universe-Zimbabwe (1996)

1969-10-06

Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star

1969-11-29

Craig Evans, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman 1996 World Cup)

1969-11-29

Heeten Bhagat, From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe

1969-12-05

Mark Dekker, Zimbabwe cricket opening batsman (1993- )

1970-07-28

Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)

1970-07-29

John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)

1970-12-20

Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)

1971-06-15

Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996

1972-05-10

Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)

1972-06-09

Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )

1973-03-28

Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)

1974-01-09

Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)

1975-01-29

Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe (1997)

1975-03-05

Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)

1976-01-13

Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)

1976-06-26

Mpumelo Mbangwa, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996)

1976-07-03

Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)

1976-07-03

Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain

1977-12-04

Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)

Zimbabwe - Notable Weddings

Robert MugabeAug 17, 1996

Zimbabwe - Weddings
Date Event
1996-08-17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - Deaths
Date Event
2001-05-26

Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)

2003-09-20

Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922)

2003-11-10

Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (b. 1936)

2013-01-27

John Makumbe, Zimbabwe: State of Denial

2018-02-15

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65


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