On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 99th Grand National: 25/1 shot Bogskar ridden by Royal Air Force sergeant Mervyn Jones wins by 4 lengths from MacMoffat; last true Aintree GN before a 5-year break due to World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel