Milestones, Sep. 22, 1975

Married. Samora Moises Machel, 41, bearded Maoist guerrilla fighter who became President of Mozambique when the East African nation gained its independence from Portugal last June; and Graca Simbine, thirtyish, Mozambique Minister for Education and Culture; he for the second time, she for the first; in Lourenço Marques, the country's capital. As head of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo), Machel, a onetime hospital orderly, helped lead the bloody ten-year struggle that brought over 400 years of Portuguese domination to an end. Simbine formerly worked as an underground Frelimo agent, spying on Portuguese troop movements and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!