On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 106th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Thompson and trainer Neville Crump combine for their second GN with Teal winning at odds of 100/7
  • Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title

Famous Birthdays

  • Mitch Pileggi, American actor (The X-Files), born in Portland, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (1922-41), dies at 80
  • Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75