This Day in Music History

7 Sep 1985

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Background

John Parr started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘St Elmo’s Fire’, taken from the film of the same name a No.6 hit in the UK.

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Historical Facts

6 Sep 1966

South African prime minister and architect of apartheid assassinated South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is stabbed to death by a messenger during a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town. The assailant, Demetrio Tsafendas, was a Mozambique immigrant of mixed racial descent—part Greek and part Swazi. As minister of native affairs and later as South African leader, Verwoerd oversaw the introduction and application of South Africa’s racist apartheid policies.

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