On This Day: What happened on

On This Day: What happened on 29 March?

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.

On This Day: What happened on

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 29 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1947 | Malagasy Uprising a rebellion against French colonial rule began in Madagascar.

1979 | Idi Amin, Ugandan president, flees Uganda when Tanzanians took control of the capital city Kampala.

1998 | Smoking was prohibited on all flights by British Airways (BA).

2013 | A 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania killing at least 36 people.

2020 | Khayelitsha had the first confirmed township COVID-19 case.

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1959 |1st Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, Barthélemy Boganda (48) 

2012 | Minister of justice and the former Attorney General of the Gambia, Pap Cheyassin Secka (69)

2020 | Ghanaian football player, Opoku Afriyie (75) 


1946 | Nigerian musician and journalist, Segun Bucknor 

1971 | South African television and radio journalist, Lara Logan 

1974 | South African businesswoman, Basetsana Kumalo

1996 | South African cricket player, Lungi Ngidi


2009 | Sevens World Series in Hong Kong: South African Rugby team lost the final match to Fiji 24-26.

2009 | A wall collapse in Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Ivory Coast killing 22 spectators and injuring more than a hundred in a stampede shortly before the kick-off game between Ivory Coast & Malawi.

2010 | Ernie Els, South African professional golfer wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida for the second time.



2005 | Mariah Carey releases her single We Belong Together.

2007 | ‘Umbrella’ Rihanna’s single featuring Jay-Z is released.

2019 | Billie Eilish’s debut studio album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ is released.


Algeria is the largest country in the African Continent and the tenth-largest country in the world.