April 5 Events in History - April 5 Birthdays - April 5 Deaths
2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to speak out against the pending deal with Iran in which sanctions will be lifted in exchange for cuts in Iranian nuclear capacity; Netanyahu warns the pact may lead to nuclear arms acceleration
2014 Afghans show up at the polls in spite of potential violence to vote for their next president; this is the third such election since the 2001 removal of the Taliban from power
2014 Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar winner for best supporting actress in '12 Years a Slave', will join Lancome as its newest brand ambassador
2013 Queen Elizabeth of the U.K. is named 'the most memorable Bond girl' for her appearance at the London Olympics. BAFTA, gave her the honorary award for her support of British film and television
2013 In Japan, optimism for economic revival sparked Bank of Japan's stimulus plan, impacts Japan's stock market index; following its release, the Nikkei 225 hits its highest level in nearly five years
2012 As part of a continued tightening on world sanctions on Iran, a Chinese company that insures ships will stop indemnifying tankers carrying Iranian oil
2012 SkyNews admits it illegally hacked emails that belonged to members of the public on two separate occasions
2011 The U.S. Democratic National Committee appoints Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Chairwoman
2011 A bill banning the abortion of a fetus more than 20 weeks old passes in the Idaho House of Representatives
2010 60 countries are invited to participate in Iran's two-day nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran April 17 - 18; China says it will attend
1997 Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
1994 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden New York City for 347 performances
1994 Miami Heat beat New York Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
1993 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan 77-71
1993 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
1993 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to New York Mets 3-0
1993 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1993 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3
1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
1992 "Search and Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 46 performances
1992 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Stanford beats Western Kentucky 78-62
1992 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
1992 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
1992 Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
1992 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - New York Yankees sweep New York Mets 6-5 at Shea
1992 Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution and dissolved Congress
1992 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
1992 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice
1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games
1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
1991 Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
1991 Space Shuttle STS-37, Atlantis 8, launched
1991 U.S. begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
1990 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 years in a row
1990 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
1989 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
1989 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
1988 Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their President candidate
1987 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1987 Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children
1987 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
1986 U.S. soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
1984 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 13 performances
1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
1983 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 New York Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
1982 British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
1982 Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
1982 Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Is war
1981 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1981 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
1979 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper
1979 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of England
1976 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen," premieres in London
1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 18 performances
1975 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
1974 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers and Rohan Kanhai
1974 Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in New York City (110 stories)
1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19)
1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
1972 Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
1971 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 U.S. Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
1971 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
1968 U.S. marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
1967 76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
1967 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
1966 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft. Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1965 37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady," Rex Harrison and J Andrews win
1965 Lava Lamp Day celebrated
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
1964 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
1963 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
1962 Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns," premieres in New York City
1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
1962 St. Bernard Tunnel finished, Swiss and Italian workers shake hands
1961 Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"
1961 Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council
1959 23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall, Jr. wins, shooting a 284
1955 Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1953 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1953 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1950 Prague espionage trial against bishops and priests begins
1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
1945 Almelo Netherlands freed
1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as Prime Minister of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1944 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse
1943 Allies bomb Mortsel
1943 Japanese troops conquer Indin
1943 Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
1941 In San Francisco, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
1939 Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory
1938 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
1936 Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
1935 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
1932 Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
1930 England out for 849 vs. WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 and 200 m free style
1925 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
1925 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer
1923 Firestone puts their inflatable tires into production
1922 KOB-AM in Albuquerque, New Mexico begins radio transmissions
1922 WDZ-AM in Decatur, Illinois begins radio transmissions
1919 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
1919 Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana
1919 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
1916 French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
1915 French begin Woevre-offensive
1915 Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title
1911 MCC tour match vs. Jamaica finishes in a tie
1911 Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1908 British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
1906 St. Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
1905 James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire," premieres in London
1902 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte," premieres in Paris
1902 Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25
1900 Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1896 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students"
1895 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
1894 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
1894 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Empty House"
1893 Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Copper Beeches"
1887 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
1881 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
1874 "Die Fledermaus" 1st performed, in Vienna
1874 Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus," premieres in Vienna
1865 Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
1862 Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
1861 Federals abandon Ft. Quitman, Texas
1815 Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
1814 Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes
1812 Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish
1806 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1803 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D
1792 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
1768 1st U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms (New York City)
1762 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1753 British Museum forms and opens in 1759
1751 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
1739 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
1722 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
1648 Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
1621 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
1614 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)
1614 Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
1603 New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
1585 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
1566 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights
1242 Battle on the More of Pskov Estonia
1058 Bishop John "Minchio," [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X
823 Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France