What Happened on April 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub

Famous Birthdays

  • Krista Allen, American actress
  • Paul Okon, Australian former footballer
  • Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 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