What Happened on April 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
  • Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
  • Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)