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April 5 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 5th:
April 5th - Deaths:
582 – Eutychius - Patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 512)
1168 – Robert de Beaumont - 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)
1419 – Vincent Ferrer - Spanish missionary & saint (b. 1350)
1605 – Adam Loftus - English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (b. c. 1513)
1617 – Alonso Lobo - Spanish composer (b. 1555)
1673 – François Caron - French explorer (b. 1600)
1676 – John Winthrop - the Younger - American politician (b. 1606)
1693 – Anne, Duchess of Montpensier - French writer (b. 1627)
1695 – George Savile - 1st Marquess of Halifax, English writer (b. 1633)
1697 – King Charles XI of Sweden (b. 1655)
1717 – Jean Jouvenet - French painter (b. 1647)
1735 – William Derham - English minister & writer (b. 1657)
1735 – Samuel Wesley - English poet (b. 1662)
1765 – Edward Young - English poet (b. 1683)
1794 – Georges Danton - French Revolutionary leader (b. 1759)
1794 – Camille Desmoulins - French journalist & politician (b. 1760)
1864 – Alaric Alexander Watts - English poet & journalist (b. 1797)
1900 – Joseph Louis François Bertrand - French mathematician (b. 1822)
1923 – George Herbert - 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier (b. 1866)
1928 – Roy Kilner - English cricketer (b. 1890)
1932 – Phar Lap - Australian Racehorse (b. 1926)
1941 – Sir Nigel Gresley - Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)
1943 – Aleš Hrdlička - Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
1945 – Karl Otto Koch - German SS-officer (b. 1897)
1945 – Huldreich Georg Früh - Swiss composer (b. 1903)
1946 – Vincent Youmans - American songwriter (b. 1898)
1952 – Charles Collett - GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
1964 – General Douglas MacArthur - American general (b. 1880)
1967 – Hermann Joseph Muller - American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
1967 – Mischa Elman - Ukrainian violinist (b. 1891)
1969 – Ain-Ervin Mere - Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
1969 – Shelby Storck - American television producer (b. 1917)
1970 – Alfred Henry Sturtevant - American geneticist (b. 1891)
1972 – Brian Donlevy - American actor (b. 1901)
1972 – Isabel Jewell - American actress (b. 1907)
1973 – John Coleman - Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
1974 – A. Y. Jackson - Canadian painter (b. 1882)
1975 – Chiang Kai-shek - 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1887)
1976 – Howard Hughes - American aviator (b. 1905)
1976 – Wilder Penfield - Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
1979 – Eugène Gabritschevsky - Russian biologist & artist (b. 1893)
1981 – Bob Hite - American singer (Canned Heat) (b. 1945)
1982 – Abe Fortas - U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1910)
1983 – Danny Rapp - American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
1987 – Jan Lindblad - Swedish naturalist, writer, photographer (b. 1932)
1989 – María Cristina Gómez - Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
1991 – John Tower - American politician (b. 1925)
1991 – Sonny Carter - American astronaut (b. 1947)
1992 – Molly Picon - American actress (b. 1898)
1992 – Sam Walton - American retailer (b. 1918)
1993 – Divya Bharti - Indian Bollywood actress (b. 1974)
1994 – Kurt Cobain - musician (Nirvana) (b. 1967)
1997 – Allen Ginsberg - American poet (b. 1926)
1998 – Cozy Powell - British musician (b. 1947)
1999 – Paul David - French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
2000 – Lee Petty - American race car driver (b. 1914)
2001 – Brother Theodore - German comedian (b. 1906)
2002 – Layne Staley - American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)
2004 – Heiner Zieschang - German mathematician (b. 1936)
2004 – Sławomir Rawicz - Polish soldier (b. 1915)
2005 – Saul Bellow - Canadian born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
2005 – Dale Messick - American comic strip artist (b. 1906)
2005 – Debralee Scott - American actress (b. 1953)
2005 – John Sichel - British film & television director (b. 1937)
2006 – Gene Pitney - American singer (b. 1941)
2007 – Mark St. John - American musician (Kiss) (b. 1956)
2007 – Darryl Stingley - American football player (b. 1951)
2007 – Maria Gripe - Swedish writer (b. 1923)
2007 – Leela Majumdar - Bengali writer (b. 1908)
2007 – Poornachandra Tejaswi - Kannada writer (b. 1938)
2008 – Charlton Heston - American actor (b. 1923)


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April 5 - Births

Calendar Date April 5th:
April 5th - Births:
1288 – Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1472 – Bianca Maria Sforza - wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
1523 – Blaise de Vigenère - French cryptographer (d. 1596)
1588 – Thomas Hobbes - English philosopher (d. 1679)
1604 – Charles IV - Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)
1622 – Vincenzo Viviani - Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
1649 – Elihu Yale - American benefactor of Yale University (d. 1721)
1692 – Adrienne Lecouvreur - French actress (d. 1730)
1719 – Axel von Fersen the Elder - Swedish statesman & soldier; father of Axel von Fersen the Younger (d. 1794)
1732 – Jean-Honoré Fragonard - French artist (d. 1806)
1752 – Sébastien Érard - French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
1784 – Louis Spohr - German violinist (d. 1859)
1816 – Samuel Freeman Miller - U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
1827 – Joseph Lister - English surgeon & pioneer of antiseptic surgery(d. 1912)
1832 – Jules Ferry - French statesman (d. 1893)
1837 – Algernon Charles Swinburne - English poet (d. 1909)
1856 – Booker T. Washington - American educator (d. 1915)
1863 – Princess Victoria of Hesse & by Rhine (d. 1950)
1869 – Sergei Chaplygin - Russian physicist & engineer (d. 1942)
1869 – Albert Roussel - French composer (d. 1937)
1871 – Mirko Seljan - Croatian explorer (d. 1912)
1872 – Samuel Cate Prescott - American food scientist & microbiologist (d. 1962)
1872 – Sir Norman Angell - Nobel Peace prize winner in 1933 (d. 1967)
1875 – Mistinguett - French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
1893 – Clas Thunberg - Finnish speed skater (d. 1973)
1899 – Alfred Blalock - American surgeon (d. 1964)
1900 – Spencer Tracy - American actor (d. 1967)
1901 – Melvyn Douglas - American actor (d. 1981)
1906 – Lord Buckley - American monologist (d. 1960)
1908 – Bette Davis - American actress (d. 1989)
1908 – Herbert von Karajan - Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
1908 – Jagjivan Ram - Indian politician (d. 1986)
1909 – Albert R. Broccoli - American film producer (d. 1996)
1912 – John Le Mesurier - British actor (d. 1983)
1916 – Gregory Peck - American actor (d. 2003)
1916 – Albert Henry Ottenweller - American Bishop
1917 – Robert Bloch - American author (d. 1994)
1920 – Arthur Hailey - Anglo-Canadian author (d. 2004)
1920 – Rafique Zakaria - Indian author (d. 2005)
1922 – Tom Finney - English footballer
1922 – Christopher Hewett - British actor (d. 2001)
1922 – Gale Storm - American singer & actress (My Little Margie) (d. 2009)
1923 – Michael V. Gazzo - American actor (d. 1995)
1923 – Nguyen Van Thieu - President of South Vietnam (d. 2001)
1926 – Roger Corman - American film director
1928 – Tony Williams - American singer (The Platters) (d. 1992)
1929 – Hugo Claus - Belgian writer (d. 2008)
1929 – Ivar Giaever - Norwegian physicist, Nobel laureate
1929 – Nigel Hawthorne - British actor (d. 2001)
1929 – Joe Meek - English record producer (d. 1967)
1932 – Billy Bland - American singer & songwriter
1933 – Larry Felser - American sports columnist
1933 – Frank Gorshin - American actor (d. 2005)
1934 – Roman Herzog - German politician
1934 – Stanley Turrentine - American jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)
1935 – Peter Grant - British music manager (d. 1995)
1936 – John Kelly - Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
1937 – Colin Powell - U.S. Army General, 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; & 65th Secretary of State
1937 – Allan R. Thieme - American inventor
1938 – Colin Bland - South African Cricket player
1939 – Ronald White - American singer & songwriter (d. 1995)
1939 – Crispian St. Peters - British singer
1941 – Michael Moriarty - American actor
1941 – Dave Swarbrick - British folk musician
1942 – Peter Greenaway - Welsh film director
1941 – Jon Kyl - American politician
1943 – Max Gail - American actor
1944 – Pedro Rossello - Puerto Rican politician
1945 – Tommy Smith - English footballer
1946 – Jane Asher - British actress
1946 – Björn Granath - Swedish actor
1947 – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - President of the Philippines
1948 – Les Binks - British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
1948 – Dave Holland - British musician (Judas Priest)
1949 – John Berg (actor) - American actor (d. 2007)
1949 – Judith Resnik - American astronaut (d. 1986)
1950 – Agnetha Fältskog - Swedish singer (ABBA)
1950 – Miki Manojlović - Serbian actor
1951 – Dean Kamen - American inventor
1952 – Mitch Pileggi - American actor
1954 – Stan Ridgway - American musician (Wall of Voodoo)
1955 – Akira Toriyama - Japanese manga artist
1955 – Janice Long - English broadcaster
1955 – Charlotte de Turckheim - French actress
1956 – Diamond Dallas Page - American professional wrestler
1958 – Johan Kriek - South African born tennis player
1961 – Lisa Zane - American actress
1961 – Jim LeRoy - Airshow Pilot
1962 – Lana Clarkson - American actress (d. 2003)
1964 – Steve Beaton - English darts player
1964 – Christopher "Kid" Reid - American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
1964 – Princess Erika - French singer
1965 – Cris Carpenter - American baseball player
1966 – Mike McCready - American musician (Pearl Jam)
1967 – Gary Gait - Canadian lacrosse player
1968 – Paula Cole - American musician
1970 – Thea Gill - Canadian actress
1970 – Miho Hatori - Japanese singer & songwriter (Cibo Matto)
1971 – Dong Abay - Filipino musician, singer-songwriter
1972 – Krista Allen - American actress
1972 – Tom Coronel - Dutch racing driver
1972 – Pat Green - American singer & songwriter
1972 – Paul Okon - Australian soccer player
1973 – Tony Banks - American football player
1973 – Élodie Bouchez - French actress
1973 – Pharrell - American music producer (The Neptunes)
1974 – Sahaj Ticotin - American musician/producer (Ra)
1974 – Uhm Tae Woong - South Korean actor
1975 – John Hartson - Welsh footballer
1975 – Shammond Williams - American basketball player
1976 – Kim Collins - Nevisian sprinter
1976 – Ryan Drese - American baseball player
1976 – Ross Gload - American baseball player
1976 – Simone Inzaghi - Italian footballer
1976 – Fernando Morientes - Spanish footballer
1978 – Franziska van Almsick - German swimmer
1978 – Stephen Jackson - American basketball player
1979 – Timo Hildebrand - German footballer
1980 – Matt Bonner - American basketball player
1980 – Lee Jae Won - South Korean actor, singer - & rapper
1981 – Jorge de la Rosa - Mexican baseball player
1981 – Michael A. Monsoor - American soldier (d. 2006)
1982 – Thomas Hitzlsperger - German footballer
1982 – Matt Pickens - American soccer player
1982 – Alexandre Prémat - French racing driver
1982 – Kelly Pavlik - American boxer
1984 – Shin Min-a - South Korean model & actress
1990 – Haruma Miura Japanese Actor


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April 5 - General (Calendar Date)

April 5th - Basic Facts:
  • April 5 is the 91st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year (271 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is April 4.
  • Next day is April 6.
April 5th Births (Here)

April 5th Deaths (Here)

April 5 Events:

456 – St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
1242 – Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, repel an invasion by Teutonic Knights during the battle on the ice of Lake Peipus.
1254 – The Flemish Franciscan, Willen van Rubroeck, meets the Mongolian Möngke Khan.
1566 – Hendrik van Brederode, leads 200 Dutch noblemen by force into the presence of Margaret of Parma & present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands.
1609 – Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
1614 – Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe, in Virginia.
1621 – The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain.
1722 – Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutch explorer, discovers Easter Island.
1792 – U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill for the first time in the United States.
1804 – High Possil Meteorite falls - the 1st recorded meteorite in Scotland.
1818 – In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement win a decisive victory over Spain.
1862 – The Battle of Yorktown begins (American Civil War).
1874 – In Birkenhead the 1st civic park is opened - named Birkenhead Park.
1879 – War of the Pacific - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru.
1897 – Greco-Turkish War ("Thirty Days' War") is declared between Greece & the Ottoman Empire.
1904 – First international rugby league match is played between England & an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
1923 – Firestone Tire & Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires.
1930 – Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea & making salt as an act of civil disobedience.
1932 – Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends.
1932 – Rioters seize the Colonial Building in the Dominion of Newfoundland - leading to the end of self-government.
1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, & Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
1936 – Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak in Mississippi.
1942 – The Japanese Navy attacks Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall & HMS Dorsetshire being sunk southwest of the island (World War II).
1944 – 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans (World War II).
1945 – Josip "Tito" Broz, Yugoslav leader, signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1949 – Fireside Theater debuts on television.
1951 – Espionage - Ethel & Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
1955 – Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1956 – Fidel Castro declares war with the President of Cuba.
1956 – Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, in Sri Lanka, wins a landslide general election - with S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike being sworn in as the Prime Minister.
1958 – Underwater Ripple Rock, in the Seymour Narrows (Canada) is destroyed to prevent maritime disasters.
1969 – Vietnam War - massive US antiwar demonstrations occur in many cities.
1976 – The April Fifth Movement, in the People's Republic of China, leads to the Tiananmen incident.
1986 – Bombing of the La Belle Discothèque in West Berlin, Germany.
1991 – An ASA EMB 120 aircraft crashes in Brunswick, Georgia.
1992 – A large abortion rights demonstration (~ 200,000) marchs in Washington, D.C.
1992 – President Alberto Fujimori of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
1992 – Siege of Sarajevo begins - after Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic & Olga Sucic on the Vrbanja Bridge.
1998 – The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū, in Japan, opens to traffic & becomes the largest suspension bridge in the world.
1999 – The 2 Libyans suspected of bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for trial in the Netherlands.
2009 – North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket.


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