FW De Klerk dies dead

Former President FW De Klerk has died at age 85. Image via: ‘Archive Photo’

On This Day: What happened on 06 September?

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

FW De Klerk dies dead

Former President FW De Klerk has died at age 85. Image via: ‘Archive Photo’

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1958 | The Aula, auditorium of the University of Pretoria, is opened by the Governor

1968 | Swaziland Gains Independence From the British.

1977 | The last passenger boat of the Union Castle line, the Windsor Castle, leaves Table Bay.

1989 | Frederik Willem de Klerk is elected President of South Africa.

2013 | Zimbabwean police arrest six men accused of killing 41 elephants with cyanide in the Hwange National Park.

READ: On This Day: What happened on 05 September?


1966 | Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa, Hendrik Verwoerd (64)

2003 | Queen Mother of Lesotho, Mamohato Bereng Seeiso (62)

2019 | Zimbabwean politician, 2nd President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (95)


1852 | South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic, Schalk Willem Burger.

1941 | South African ballerina and director, Monica Mason.

1980 | Nigerian boxer, Samuel Peter.

1980 | Nigerian footballer, Joseph Yobo.


African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 - Ghana Women v South Africa Women

2010 | Angola loses 66 – 121 to the United States in the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

2010 | South Africa loses 3 – 5 to South Korea in the Field Hockey Women’s World Cup in Rosario, Argentina.

2010 | Ghana loses 1 – 0 to Canada in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.


2013 | The third film in the Riddick film series, Riddick starring Vin Diesel, is released.

2019| IT Chapter Two, based on the second half of the 1986 novel of same name by Stephen King, is released.


Over 240 million Africans suffer from chronic undernourishment.