Historical Events In April - 05
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1971 On April - 05 mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 On April - 05 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 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 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 April - 05.
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 On this day in history "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
1975 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely on April - 05.
1975 On April - 05 inez Courtney, dies at 67
1976 On this day in history felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928
1976 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England on this day in history.
1976 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London on April - 05.
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 April - 05 john Marriott, dies at 83
1979 On April - 05 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 Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter on April - 05.
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 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 April - 05 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 April - 05 lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war
1982 On this day in history st Louis Cardinals' Jim Kaat pitches in record 24th consecutive season
1982 On this day in history abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
1983 On this day in history france throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 New York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment on April - 05.