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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1976

Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72

Death
1976

Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

Event
1976

Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen," premieres in London

Event
1977

John Marriott, dies at 83

Death
1977

Sevilay Ozturk, Miss Universe-Turkey (1996)

Birth
1977

JoAnn Sevin, Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1977

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1979

Balt manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper

Event
1979

Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia

Event
1981

10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

Event
1981

Phila Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes

Event
1981

Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36

Death
1981

Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80

Death
1982

Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71

Death
1982

Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Is war

Event
1982

Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season

Event
1982

British fleet sails to Falkland Islands

Event
1983

France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats

Event
1983

NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment

Event
1984

Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies

Death
1984

Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54

Death
1984

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

Event
1984

"Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances

Event
1985

Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies

Death
1986

Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies

Death