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Historical Events In April - 05

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1971  On this day in history mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy  

1971  On this day in history uS Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life  

1971  WNJT TV Channel 52 in Trenton NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1972  On April - 05 baseball season is delayed due to a strike  

1972  Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub on this day in history.  

1972  Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73 on April - 05.  

1973  NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19) on April - 05.  

1973  Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter on April - 05.  

1974  Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)  

1974  William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1975  "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances on April - 05.  

1975  On this day in history soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely  

1975  Inez Courtney, dies at 67 on April - 05.  

1976  On this day in history felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928  

1976  Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England on April - 05.  

1976  Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London on April - 05.  

1976  Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72 on April - 05.  

1977  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1977  John Marriott, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper  

1979  Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia on April - 05.  

1979  Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter on this day in history.  

1981  On April - 05 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez  

1981  On April - 05 e Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo  

1981  On this day in history philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes  

1981  The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36  

1982  A British Naval Task Force leaves for the Falkland Islands, which have been invaded by Argentina on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war  

1982  St Louis Cardinals' Jim Kaat pitches in record 24th consecutive season on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71  

1983  France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats on April - 05.  

1983  New York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment on April - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)  

1472  On this day in history birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)  

1523  Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

1588  Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on April - 05.  

1595  John Wilson, composer was born on this day in history.  

1598  Laurentius Erhard, composer was born on April - 05.  

1604  On this day in history birth of charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)  

1622  On this day in history birth of vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on April - 05.  

0828  On April - 05 nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77  

1168  On this day in history death of robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)  

1258  On April - 05 julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies  

1270  Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies on April - 05.  

1419  On this day in history death of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)  

1531  On April - 05 death of richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop  

1605  On this day in history death of adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)  

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