1909 – Blaiberg was born in the small town of Uniondale, Western Cape.
1954 – At the age of forty-five, Blaiberg suffered his first heart attack.
1967 – In March, Blaiberg’s heart failed, and it appeared that he was dying.
1968 – He was the 2nd person to receive a heart transplant in the world.
– Blaiberg received the heart from 24-year-old Clive Haupt, a multiracial black man who had collapsed on a Cape Town beach the day before.
1969 – He died from heart complications on 17th of August.