Historical Events In April - 05
Monday, 01 March 2021
1971 On April - 05 mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life on April - 05.
1971 On this day in history wNJT TV Channel 52 in Trenton NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
1972 On this day in history brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73
1973 On this day in history nFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)
1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter on this day in history.
1974 On April - 05 last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
1974 On April - 05 then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
1974 On April - 05 william Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
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 this day in history.
1976 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928 on April - 05.
1976 On this day in history harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England
1976 On April - 05 tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London
1976 On April - 05 howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
1977 On April - 05 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 On this day in history john Marriott, dies at 83
1979 Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
1979 On April - 05 pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter
1981 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez on this day in history.
1981 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo on this day in history.
1981 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes on April - 05.
1981 On this day in history the Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis
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 April - 05.
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 Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71 on April - 05.
1983 On April - 05 france throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 On this day in history new York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment