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Johannesburg, South Africa

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.joburg.org.za/

Population:
3,225,812 (2001)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of the Witwatersrand
1896

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Harmony Gold Mining
1950
Comair (South Africa)
1946
Sappi Limited
1936
De Beers
1888

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Abrahams
Novelist
3-Mar-1919   Mine Boy
Kevin Carter
Photographer
13-Sep-1960 27-Jul-1994 Wanting A Meal
Allan M. Cormack
Physicist
23-Feb-1924 7-May-1998 Computerized axial tomography (CAT scans)
John Charles Daly
Game Show Host
20-Feb-1914 24-Feb-1991 Host of What's My Line?
Ernie Els
Golf
17-Oct-1969   Winner of 3 majors
Meyer Feldberg
Educator
17-Mar-1942   Dean of Columbia Business School, 1989-2004
Louis Hayward
Actor
19-Mar-1909 21-Feb-1985 The Man in the Iron Mask
Sid James
Actor
8-May-1913 26-Apr-1976 Carry on...
Craig Johnston
Soccer
25-Jun-1960   Liverpool F.C. retired
F. W. de Klerk
Head of State
18-Mar-1936   President of South Africa, 1989-94
Robert Z. Lawrence
Economist
c. 1948   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Manfred Mann
Musician
21-Oct-1940   Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Dave Matthews
Musician
9-Jan-1967   The Dave Matthews Band
James McClure
Novelist
9-Oct-1939   British mystery novelist
Michael Melvill
Astronaut
11-Nov-1941   First private astronaut in space
Zakes Mokae
Actor
5-Aug-1935   The Serpent and the Rainbow
Steve Nash
Basketball
7-Feb-1974   Los Angeles Lakers point guard
Nicky Oppenheimer
Business
8-Jun-1945   Chairman of De Beers
Sasha Pieterse
Actor
17-Feb-1996   Alison DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars
Gary Player
Golf
1-Nov-1935   Winner of 9 Major tournaments
Trevor Rabin
Guitarist
13-Jan-1955   Guitarist and soundtrack composer
Basil Rathbone
Actor
13-Jun-1892 21-Jul-1967 Played original Sherlock Holmes
Charl Schwartzel
Golf
31-Aug-1984   Winner, 2011 Masters Tournament
Jackie Selebi
Government
7-Mar-1950   Interpol President, 2004-08
Janet Suzman
Actor
9-Feb-1939   Nicholas and Alexandra
Justine Waddell
Actor
4-Nov-1976   Tess of the D'Urbervilles

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hastings Banda
Head of State
1898 25-Nov-1997 First President of Malawi
Lucky Dube
Singer
3-Aug-1964 18-Oct-2007 South African reggae star
Brenda Fassie
Singer
3-Nov-1964 9-May-2004 South African pop diva
Emrys Jones
Actor
22-Sep-1915 10-Jul-1972 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Bobby Locke
Golf
20-Nov-1917 9-Mar-1987 Won the British Open four times
Milton Obote
Head of State
28-Dec-1924 10-Oct-2005 Two-time President of Uganda
Reza Shah Pahlavi
Head of State
16-Mar-1878 26-Jul-1944 Shah of Iran, 1925-41
Oliver Tambo
Government
27-Oct-1917 24-Apr-1993 ANC President, 1969-91



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