Today in Malawi History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 9 of 9

1859-09-16 - Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1891-05-15 - British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
1963-02-01 - Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
1964-07-06 - Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
1965-05-23 - Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150
1966-07-06 - Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
Physician and Explorer David LivingstonePhysician and Explorer David Livingstone 1971-07-06 - Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
1994-05-17 - Bakili Muluzi's UDF wins Malawi presidents/parliamentary election
2012-04-07 - Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

1906-05-14 - Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
1927-03-17 - Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
1932-09-14 - John Tembo, Malawian politician
1934-02-24 - Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

1992-10-20 - Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1997-11-25 - Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/Pres of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
2012-04-06 - Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, dies from heart attack at 78


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