On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1976

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Theater Premiere

Tom Stoppard's play "Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land" premieres in London


Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer (British Open 2016), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Kim Collins, Nevisian athlete (World C'ship gold men's 100m 2003), born in Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Sterling K. Brown, American actor (The People v. O. J. Simpson, This is Us), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

  • Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
1976 Highlights

About April 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries