On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80