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Charlize Theron attends the premiere of “Atomic Blonde” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

On This Day: What happened on 30 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.

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Charlize Theron attends the premiere of “Atomic Blonde” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1961 | The Union of South Africa which was established by the British government ceased to exist. 

1966 | President Joseph Mobutu ordered the public execution of former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several government ministers in Kinshasa.

2012 | Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

2013 | Nigeria passed a law that banned same-sex marriage.

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DEATHS

1923 | South African cricket player, Charles Fichardt (52)

1964 | Nigerian king, Isaac Babalola Akinyele  (81)

2007 | Algerian-French actor and director, Jean-Claude Brialy (73) 

2020 | Kenyan musician, John Nzenze (80)

BIRTHDAYS

1921 | South African film director, Jamie Uys

1976 | Kenyan marathon runner, Margaret Okayo 

1977 | South African musician, Brandon October

1983 | South African former road cyclist, Lise Olivier

SPORT

Bulls Currie Cup Final

2009 | Super 14 Final – the Bulls (South Africa) beat the Chiefs (New Zealand) 61-17 and won their second Super Rugby title at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

ENTERTAINMENT

2003 | Pixar animated film “Finding Nemo” with voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is released. 

2014 | A Million Ways to Die in the West starring Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane and Amanda Seyfried is released. 

2019 | R. Kelly was charged with counts of sexual assault and abuse.

AFRICA FACT

More than 25% of the world’s bird species are in Africa.