On this day

Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic, Malcolm Gladwell celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 03 September?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic, Malcolm Gladwell celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 03 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 03 SEPTEMBER

1979 | The Progressive Federal Party (PFP) elected Van Zyl Slabbert as their leader.

1993 | Ciskei National Security Decreed No 19 promulgated.

2016 | The United States and China, together responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, both formally ratified the international climate agreement in Paris.

2004 | Beslan school siege resulted in over 330 fatalities, including 186 children.

1997 | Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev Tu-134) crashed on approach into Phnom Penh airport, at least 64 died.

1994 | Sino-Soviet split: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agreed to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.

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BIRTHDAYS

1963 | Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic, Malcolm Gladwell.

1944 | English cricketer and coach, Geoff Arnold.

1957 | Indian yogi, mystic, Sadhguru.

1985 | English footballer, Scott Carson.

1965 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Vaden Todd Lewis.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2004 | Veteran IFP leader, Humphrey Ndlovu, 61.

2007 |  Mamelodi Sundowns soccer player, Mpho Gift Leremi, 23.

1970 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Alan Wilson, 27.

2015 | English rower and businessman, Adrian Cadbury, 86.

1991 | Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter, Frank Capra, 94.

SPORTS 

2006 | On this day at the Emirates stadium, Brazil played their first ‘home’ match beating Argentina 3-0.

ENTERTAINMENT 

2020 | On this day, “Tenet” was released in the United States for the first time. 

AFRICA FACT 

River Congo is the world’s deepest river ever recorded at 720 ft (220 m).