Today in History: 6th October


Historical Events:

• 1911: Henrietta Stockdale (64), SA nursing pioneer, dies in Kimberley.
• 1961: Sisulu is sentenced to R30-00 or 90 days imprisonment because he is not in possession of a reference book.
• 1996: Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate.
• 2007: Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
• 2012: Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1720: Elizabeth Bosman, early SA author and religious poet, is born in Drakenstein, Cape.
• 1943: Gustav Schoeman Preller (68), journalist, cultural leader and first Afrikaans literary critic, dies in Pelindaba, near Pretoria.
• 1964: "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
• 1963: Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show".
• 2010: Colette Renard, French actress and singer dies (b. 1924).


• 1927: Willie Smith, bantamweight boxing champion of SA, wins the world champion title. (British version).
• 1955: Schalk Burger, SA Springbok rugby player, is born.
• 1957: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open.
• 1993: The Bafana Bafana, SA soccer team, loses 0-4 against Mexico.
• 2012: The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba