What Happened on April 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 129th Grand National: Tommy Carberry aboard L'Escargot wins
  • Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Inez Courtney, dies at 67
  • Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58