Today in History: 16th September


Historical Events:

• 1983: Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen.
• 1985: Frontline states call on RSA government to release Mandela and end Apartheid
• 1997: Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO.
• 1990: Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1987: Othello is staged for the first time in SA with a Black actor, John Kani.
• 1968: Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in".
• 1996: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM.
• 1974: Beeld is published for the first time.


• 1957: David McCreery, Irish footballer is born.
• 1956: Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open.
• 1988: Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia.
• 1983: Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer is born.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba