On this day in 1977, Steve Biko, an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa died of injuries he sustained due to beatings and torture by police while in custody. The police arrested him in Port Elizabeth on 18 August 1977. They transferred him while in a coma to Pretoria on 11 September 1977. He died the next day shortly after arriving in the South African capital. He was only 30 years old.