Today in South African History

Sub-Topics: Free State - Gauteng - KwaZulu-Natal - Western Cape

Related Topics: Boer Wars

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 325

1652-04-06 - Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
1652-04-07 - Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
1795-09-16 - British capture Capetown South Africa
1829-10-01 - South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
1838-12-16 - Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa
1843-08-08 - Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
1852-01-17 - British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
1852-02-26 - British troopship Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die, 193 survive
1854-02-17 - Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
1871-10-17 - Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
1877-04-12 - British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
1879-01-11 - Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1879-01-22 - Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa
1879-11-28 - Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1880-12-16 - Transvaal region declares itself as the Republic of South Africa
1881-03-04 - South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
1889-03-12 - Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth
1889-03-26 - Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England
1889-03-26 - Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) v South Africa at Newlands
1889-03-26 - South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England
1896-01-02 - Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
1896-02-14 - George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
1896-02-14 - South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
1896-03-02 - George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
1899-04-04 - South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
1899-09-08 - British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa
1899-09-17 - 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
1899-10-09 - 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
1899-10-09 - South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
1899-10-11 - South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
1899-10-12 - South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
1899-10-13 - 7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1899-10-14 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
1899-10-22 - British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
1899-10-24 - Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
1899-12-10 - -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
1899-12-10 - Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899-12-15 - Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
1899-12-18 - Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa
1899-12-23 - British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
1900-01-24 - Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900-02-06 - The Battle of Vaal Krantz , South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900-03-07 - Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, Pres Kruger flees
1900-05-26 - British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1900-05-27 - Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa
1900-08-30 - Last 2000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt South Africa freed
1900-09-03 - British annex Natal (South Africa)
1900-09-06 - British General Buller occupies Lydenburg South Africa
1900-10-19 - South African President Paul Kruger departs for Europe
1900-12-01 - South African president Paul Kruger visits Flanders
1900-12-02 - South African president Paul Kruger arrives in Germany
1902-10-11 - Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
1905-01-25 - Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
1905-04-25 - Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1906-01-04 - South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
1906-04-02 - South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1906-09-11 - Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
1909-06-15 - Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
1909-09-02 - English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill
1910-05-31 - Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
1910-05-31 - Union of South Africa declares independence from UK
1910-07-01 - Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
1910-11-04 - Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained
1911-01-10 - Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
1911-01-13 - South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
1912-05-28 - Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
1913-11-06 - Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
1913-12-30 - Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
1914-06-30 - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1914-09-18 - South African troops land in German South West Africa
1914-10-13 - Pro-German Boers begin opposition of British authority in South Africa
1915-07-09 - Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1915-07-10 - British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
1919-05-06 - Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1919-08-28 - General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1920-02-04 - 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)
1920-03-20 - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
1920-12-17 - South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa
1922-03-10 - State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
1923-09-12 - Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1924-04-01 - Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1924-06-14 - Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
1924-06-16 - South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1924-06-28 - Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
1924-06-30 - England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
1925-05-05 - Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
1926-08-22 - Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1931-09-30 - Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1931-11-17 - Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1931-11-28 - Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa
1931-12-07 - Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
1931-12-11 - Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd
1931-12-19 - Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG
1932-01-04 - Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
1932-01-29 - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
1932-01-30 - Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
1932-02-01 - Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
1932-02-02 - Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
1932-02-14 - South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
1932-02-15 - Aust beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hrs 53 min playing time

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 405

1761-02-01 - Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
1797-07-10 - Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
1817-01-08 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
1819-09-17 - Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)
1824-12-19 - Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
1825-10-10 - Paulus Kruger, Pres of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
1831-01-20 - Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
1838-02-16 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
1847-10-09 - Stephanus J du Toit, South Africa theologist/journalist (Afr Bond)
1847-10-22 - Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
1853-02-09 - Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
1853-07-05 - Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
1854-10-07 - Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War
1855-03-24 - Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
1856-07-15 - Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
1859-05-01 - Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
1862-02-10 - W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
1862-09-27 - Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
1865-08-04 - Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
1865-08-20 - Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
1865-10-19 - Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
1865-11-01 - Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
South African Premier J. B. M. HertzogSouth African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog (1866-04-03) 1866-04-03 - J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], Cape Colony, South African General/Premier (1914-39)
1868-04-05 - J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
1870-05-24 - Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)
1874-04-26 - J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
1874-11-07 - Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
1875-05-04 - Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)
1876-04-14 - Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
1876-06-04 - Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
1876-11-28 - Bert Vogler, cricketer (early South African googly bowler)
1877-02-21 - Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
1878-01-26 - A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
1878-04-07 - C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)
1879-08-07 - J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
1880-08-17 - Percy Sherwell, cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain)
1880-12-28 - Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
1881-03-13 - Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
1881-04-23 - Claude Carter, South African slow lefty cricketer (1912-22)
1882-02-09 - Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
1883-02-21 - J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)
1883-11-17 - Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
1884-02-04 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
1885-03-16 - Sydney Chaplin, South Africa, actor (Limelight)
1886-06-28 - Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
1886-08-13 - Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
1887-02-11 - John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
1887-08-02 - Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
1889-03-16 - Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
1889-05-05 - Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
1889-06-20 - John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
1889-09-03 - Cecil Weston, South Africa, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn)
1891-02-12 - Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair)
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-01-03) 1892-01-03 - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)
1892-06-13 - Basil Rathbone, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1892-07-22 - John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
1893-11-23 - Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
1893-12-31 - J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
1894-08-22 - Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
1894-10-05 - Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)
1895-02-03 - Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
1895-07-21 - H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
1897-05-10 - Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
1897-12-16 - Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
1899-04-04 - William Brann, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23)
1899-09-29 - Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
1899-10-11 - A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
1899-12-06 - Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
1900-06-13 - Ian Hunter, Capetown South Africa, actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn)
1900-06-25 - Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
1900-07-10 - Bob Catterall, cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's)
1901-09-08 - Hendrik F Verwoerd, premier South Africa (1958-66) (assassinated)
1901-10-02 - [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
1902-01-01 - Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
1902-10-14 - Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
1903-01-11 - Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
1904-06-23 - Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
1904-12-12 - Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
1905-07-05 - Jock Cameron, South African cricket keeper (captain)
1905-11-05 - George Bissett, cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28)
1906-01-06 - Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
1906-02-27 - H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
1906-04-15 - A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
1906-12-02 - Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
1907-12-16 - Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
1909-01-08 - Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (South African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
1909-03-19 - Louis Hayward, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)
1909-04-05 - Gerald Bond, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
1909-07-15 - John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
1909-07-20 - Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
1909-08-02 - Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], Johannesburg South Africa, British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand)
1909-08-24 - Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
1909-08-26 - Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
1910-02-04 - Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
1910-05-19 - Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
1910-07-08 - Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
1910-10-15 - Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's)
1910-11-12 - A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African bat)
1910-11-26 - Cyril Cusack, Durban Natal South Africa, actor (Day of the Jackal)
1911-02-06 - A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1949-01-18 - South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
1956-10-06 - South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
1969-04-11 - South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
1985-08-15 - Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
1989-04-15 - South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
1996-03-24 - Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa
2005-12-10 - Rugby Star Clyde Rathbone (24) weds Carrie-Ann Leeson in South Africa

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 215

1828-09-22 - Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies
1838-04-11 - Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull), murdered at 40
1852-12-16 - Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59
1884-08-14 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
1890-05-19 - Gus Kempis, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
1892-02-19 - Monty Bowden, cricket captain (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
1893-06-23 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)
1897-10-28 - Hercules Robinson, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89,1895-97), dies at 72
1899-11-28 - Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
1899-12-11 - Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.
1900-02-16 - George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
1900-03-27 - Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet], South African general, dies at 69
1900-03-31 - Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
1900-04-05 - Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
1901-10-30 - ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
1901-12-01 - George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
1902-01-17 - Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
1902-04-11 - ... Potgieter, South African Boer general, dies in battle
1906-03-23 - Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
1908-05-31 - C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1909-07-10 - Flooi Du Toit, cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies
1911-02-04 - Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
1911-02-18 - Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
1911-11-23 - Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies
1916-08-01 - Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
1917-03-18 - William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
1917-07-31 - Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
1917-09-12 - Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
1917-11-19 - Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
1918-10-17 - Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
1918-11-18 - Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies
1919-08-27 - Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
1919-09-27 - Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1919-10-02 - Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
1922-02-03 - Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
1924-10-05 - Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
1927-05-09 - Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
1928-12-21 - Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
1929-10-21 - Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
1929-11-09 - Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
1929-12-09 - Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
1930-07-14 - W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
1931-07-07 - Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
1932-06-05 - Henry Taberer, cricket (bowl Trumper only Test wkt for South Africa), dies
1932-06-19 - Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
1934-07-07 - Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
1934-07-28 - Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
1934-08-05 - Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
1935-10-11 - Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
1935-11-02 - H B "Jock" Cameron, South African cricket captain (v England 1935, age 30), dies
1935-12-13 - John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
1936-01-10 - Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
1936-02-16 - Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
1938-07-14 - Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies
1938-11-15 - George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1939-01-31 - George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies
1939-10-21 - Nummy Deane, cricketer (628 runs in 17 Tests for South Africa), dies
1940-07-03 - George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
1940-12-06 - Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895), dies
1941-04-22 - Arthur Briscoe, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies
1941-12-01 - Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
South African Premier J. B. M. HertzogSouth African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog (1942-11-21) 1942-11-21 - J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76
1942-11-27 - A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
1943-09-28 - Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
1944-05-26 - C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1945-02-16 - Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
1945-07-20 - Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
1946-08-09 - A E E Vogler, cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies
1946-11-22 - Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
1947-04-12 - Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
1948-02-02 - Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (b. 1894)
1948-03-05 - Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
1948-07-03 - Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
1948-07-08 - Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
1948-07-26 - Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
1948-09-11 - Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
1950-09-11 - John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
1950-09-29 - Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
1951-04-27 - Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
1952-05-16 - Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
1952-07-31 - N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
1952-11-08 - Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
1953-07-01 - Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
1953-09-12 - Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
1953-09-22 - William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies
1953-11-08 - John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
1954-03-28 - Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
1956-07-27 - J M M Commaille, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies
1957-07-09 - Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
1958-05-25 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1958-08-24 - John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
1958-11-18 - Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
1959-02-07 - Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
1959-04-04 - Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies
1960-09-26 - William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
1961-09-05 - Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
1961-10-02 - Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies
1962-10-08 - Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
1963-07-18 - A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
1963-11-22 - Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies


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