On This Day: What happened on 06 April?

On This Day: What happened on 06 April?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1984 | The members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard attempted a coup to overthrow President Paul Biya and his government.

1994 | The aeroplane carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down by a missile beginning the Rwandan genocide.

2012 | Azawadi is declared independent from Mali by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad. 

2017 | The Prime Minister of DRC Samy Badibanga handed in his resignation as a way of ending political issues in the country.

2018 | Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma was charged with 16 counts of corruption which was linked to a multi-billion dollar arms deals which happened in 1990.

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2013 | Nigerian Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Funmilayo Olayinka (52) 

2013 | Zambian-British boxer, Michael Norgrove (31) 

2014 | Kenyan musician, Peter Kaberere (30)


1972 | Zimbabwean former rugby player, Ian Noble 

1979 | South African actress, Manaka Ranaka

1984 | South African football defender, Siboniso Gaxa

1994 | South African-Namibian cricketer, Jan Nicolaas Frylinck


Diego Maradona

1991 | The Italian League suspended Diego Maradona, an Argentine football player for 15 months for testing positive for using cocaine.



1906 | The first animated cartoon in the world ‘Humorous Phases of Funny Faces’ by J. Stuart Blackton is released.

2020 | Ghanaian musician Camidoh releases his new single ‘Audio Love’.


The Nile River which has a total length of 6,650 kilometres is the longest river in the world.

Source: thesouthafrican.com


Dennis Sundawo