Who is Chris Hani

Former SACP general secretary Chris Hani. Image:WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

On This Day: What happened on 10 April?

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.

Who is Chris Hani

Former SACP general secretary Chris Hani. Image:WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1972 | South Africa signs a multilateral treaty that prohibits the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxic Weapons.

1993 | Chris Hani was assassinated by Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus when he was on his way home in Dawn Park, Boksburg, Johannesburg.

2017 | A state of emergency declared in Egypt by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after 44 people were killed when two Coptic churches were attacked. 

2019 | The first-ever image of a black hole, located in the centre of the M87 galaxy was captured by Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project.

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2011 | South African writer and critic, Stephen Watson (56) 

2012 | Zimbabwean Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Tichaona Mudzingwa (69) 

2012 | Nigerian Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Akinwole Michael Omoboriowo (80)

2012 |  Ethiopian artist, Afewerk Tekle (80)

2014 | Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justin Marie Bomboko (86)


1951 | Zimbabwean-South African Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion, Kork Ballington 

1984 | South African Rugby player, Jody Jenneker

1995 | South African rugby player, Abongile Nonkontwana

1990 | South African football player, Andile Jali


1999 | Bafana Bafana lose the African Nations Cup qualifier game against Gabon 1-0 at the Odi stadium.

2007 | Cricket World Cup Super Eights: South Africa won by 67 runs against West Indies.


2014 | ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is released.

2017 | ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is released.



Nigeria has the highest population in Africa with 18% (154.7 million people)  of Africa’s total population.