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, English actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden, London
  • Jennifer Penney, Canadian ballerina, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)

Famous Deaths

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