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Historical Events In April - 05

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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

1971  US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life on this day in history.  

1971  WNJT TV Channel 52 in Trenton NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting on April - 05.  

1972  Baseball season is delayed due to a strike on April - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

1973  NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19) on this day in history.  

1973  Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai  

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 April - 05.  

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  On this day in history inez Courtney, dies at 67  

1976  Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928 on April - 05.  

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

1976  Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London on this day in history.  

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

1977  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1977  John Marriott, dies at 83 on April - 05.  

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

1979  On April - 05 ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia  

1979  On this day in history pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter  

1981  On this day in history 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo on this day in history.  

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 April - 05.  

1981  On April - 05 bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36  

1982  On April - 05 a British Naval Task Force leaves for the Falkland Islands, which have been invaded by Argentina  

1982  On April - 05 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 April - 05 abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71  

1983  France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats on this day in history.  

1983  On April - 05 new York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336) was born on this day in history.  

1472  On April - 05 birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)  

1523  On April - 05 birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)  

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

1595  On April - 05 birth of john Wilson, composer  

1598  On this day in history birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

1604  Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On April - 05 birth of vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)  

Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on this day in history.  

0828  On this day in history nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77  

1168  Death of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104) on April - 05.  

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

1270  Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies on this day in history.  

1419  Death of Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350) on this day in history.  

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

1605  On April - 05 death of adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)  

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