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.
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