On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • 43 year old St. Louis reliever Jim Kaat pitches 1 inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening, 14-3 rout of Houston; sets a MLB record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season
  • British Royal Navy aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, with escort vessels, depart Portsmouth, England for the Falkland Islands in response to the Argentine invasion
  • Lord Carrington, British Foreign Secretary resigns for his failure to foresee the invasion of the Falkland Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre PrĂ©mat, French racing driver, born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne, France
  • Hayley Atwell, British-American actress (Captain America; Agent Cater), born in London, England
  • Matt Pickens, American professional soccer goalkeeper, 2002-19, and coach (Nashville), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer, 2001-13, and football director (VfB Stuttgart), born in Munich, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Fortas, US Supreme Court Justice, 1965-69, dies at 71
1982 Highlights

About April 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries