On This Day.
1960: Harold Macmillan made his historic 'Wind of change'
speed in Cape Town: In a speech to the South African Parliament in Cape
Town, British prime minister Harold Macmillan urged the country's
rulers to move towards racial equality in a climate that could see the
uncommitted peoples of Asia and Africa ally themselves with the
Communist East rather than the democratic West. 'The wind of change
is blowing through this continent and, whether we like it or not, this
growth of political consciousness is a political fact,' he warned.
And he added pointedly: 'We may sometimes be tempted to say to each
other 'Mind your own business'. But in these days I would
expand the old saying so that it runs 'Mind your own business but
minds how it affects mine too'.' His words were not welcomed
and Premier Verwoerd was loudly applauded when he replied: 'There
has to be justice not only for the black man in Africa but the white
Also on This Day: 1730: The first Stock
Exchange quotations were published in the Daily Advertiser in
London; 1762: Birth of gambler and dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash;
1959: American singer Buddy Holly was killed in an aircraft crash; 1966:
The USSR unmanned spacecraft Luna IX made the first controlled landing
on the moon; 1969: Yasser Arafat was appointed leader of the PLO at the
Palestinian National Congress in Cairo.