Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
AFRICA – [DRC]
2003 – In Congo, a military court convicted and sentenced 26 people to death in the Jan 16, 2001 assassination of Congo’s president, Laurent Kabila.
2005 – Congo’s electoral commission hinted that elections scheduled for June would be postponed.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1994 – South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
1915 – World War l: Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm approves strategic bombing of Britain, but forbids bombing London, fearing his relatives in the royal family might be killed
2001 – 27th People’s Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win ( Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
2013 – FIFA Balloon d’Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins award for a record 4 the consecutive years; the US forward Abby Wambach wins women’s award
1964 – Nicolas Cage, American actor ( Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon), born in Long Beach, California
1985 – Lewis Hamilton, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2008 14-15, 17-19), Born Stevenage, England
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1993 – Jan Oblak