What Happened on April 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
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)