Sho Madjozi

Sho Madjozi

On This Day: What happened on 09 May?

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.

Sho Madjozi

Sho Madjozi

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1936 | Mostafa El-Nahas is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Egypt for the third time. 

2009 | Jacob Zuma is sworn in as the President of South Africa.

2017 | The new Metrorail train was launched by President Jacob Zuma.

2018 | East Africa floods – 48 people are killed and 2000 left homeless when Patel dam in Solai, Kenya bursts.

2018 | ANC Eastern Cape Councillor Andile Lungisa was sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting former mayoral committee member Rano Kayser.

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1927 | South African cricket player, Tommy Routledge (60) 

1987 | Former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo (78)

1994 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Elias Motsoaledi (69) 

1995 | South African cricket player, Percy Mansell (75) 

2004 | South African singer-songwriter, Brenda Fassie (39)


1975 | South African actress, Antoinette Louw

1979 | South African Politician, Natasha Mazzone

1992 | South African singer, Sho Madjozi

1996 | South African Rugby player, Michael Kumbirai


2001 | Accra Sports Stadium disaster –  129 football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of tear gas by the police at the stadium.


The Golden Girls

1992 | American sitcom Golden Girls starring Estelle Getty, Beatrice Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan airs the last episode.



Lake Victoria which was renamed after Queen Elizabeth is the largest lake in Africa and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world.