Historical Events In January - 05
Monday, 03 August 2020
1975 A ship called the Lake Illawarra hits the Tasman Bridge across Hobart's Derwent River; seven ship's crew and five motorists die on this day in history.
1975 Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days on this day in history.
1975 On January - 05 don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
1976 "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS on this day in history.
1976 Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea" on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
1976 On this day in history halifax born journalist Robert MacNeil teams up with Jim Lehrer to co-host the first MacNeil-Lehrer Report on PBS.
1976 On this day in history georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
1977 On this day in history kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
1977 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1979 On January - 05 jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.
1979 On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
1981 On January - 05 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
1981 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women on this day in history.
1981 Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1982 On January - 05 arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
1982 On this day in history elizabeth Bagshaw dies at age 100; one of Canada's first female doctors
1982 On this day in history ottawa bans hiring skilled foreign workers in several mining, manufacturing and construction sectors; to protect Canadian jobs.
1982 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1983 On January - 05 roman Catholic Bishops of Canada release New Year's message attacking government economic policy.
1984 Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings on January - 05.
1985 On this day in history discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
1985 On this day in history robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1987 On January - 05 canadian author Margaret Laurence takes her own life at age 60, losing a battle with lung cancer;
1987 On this day in history surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack NJ
1987 On January - 05 margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
1988 Austrian President Waldheim's war record investigated on January - 05.
1988 On this day in history "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
1989 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test on this day in history.
1990 On January - 05 arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
1991 On January - 05 john Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
1992 On January - 05 ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's first cricket Test wicket
1993 On this day in history brian Lara completes 277 vs Australia at cricket SCG
1993 Off the Shetland Islands, in Britain Liberian-registered oil tanker Braer, bound for Canada, hits a reef off Shetland and goes aground, spilling its 90 million litres of crude oil into the North Sea on January - 05.