What Happened on April 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
  • 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney
  • Jennifer Penney, ballerina
  • Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
  • Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47