On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1972

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
  • Tim Coronel, Dutch racing driver and twin to fellow racing driver Tom Coronel, born in Naarden, Netherlands
  • Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver and twin to fellow racing driver Tim Coronel, born in Naarden, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 64
1972 Highlights

About April 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries