Oscar Pistorius not yet eligible for parole

Oscar Pistorius: Photo: Twitter/mochnews

On This Day: What happened on 22 November?

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.

Oscar Pistorius not yet eligible for parole

Oscar Pistorius: Photo: Twitter/mochnews

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


1962 | Violence breaks out in Paarl. Poqo members gathered at 02:00 and separated into two groups to attack the prison and police stations in Paarl. Three were shot and died in front of the police station

1977 | The reporter for the Durban Daily News, Wiseman Khuzwayo, was informed that the police were looking for him and he surrendered

1990 | Rebel army troops attempted a coup in Transkei. They attacked the main camp of the army and 18 people were killed including the leader of the coup

1994 | The government of Switzerland agrees to support the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) developed by South Africa

2002 | More than 100 people killed in Nigeria. This was aimed at the Miss World contestants

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1946 | South African cricketer, Bertie Rose-Innes

1980 | South African cricketer and former captain, Herbert Wade

1988 | South African anthropologist, Raymond Arthur Dart  

1994 | South African cricket commentator, Charles Fortune

2012 | South African-Australian author, Bryce Courtenay

2015 | Nigerian first civilian Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu


1966 | South African film director and screenwriter, Richard Stanley 

1982 | Nigerian footballer, Yakubu Ayegbeni 

1985 | Ghanaian footballer and former national team captain, Asamoah Gyan 

1985 | Congolese footballer, Dieumerci Mbokani

1986 | South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius


2008 | Proteas win their Test match against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein

2008 | Zimbabwe cricket team lost a One-Day International against Sri-Lanka in Harare

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2008 | The Springboks record a record 42-6 win against England at Twickenham on their end of year tour


1991 | Phool Aur Kaante, a movie starring Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan is released

2009 | Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win the 36th American Music Awards

2019 | Nigerian singer Davido releases his new album “A Good Time”


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