What Happened on April 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
  • The regular MLB season fails to open due to a player strike for the first time in history; 86 games are lost before the labor dispute settled

Famous Birthdays

  • Krista Allen, American actress
  • Paul Okon, Australian former footballer
  • Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), dies at 71
  • Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 64