On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

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
  • Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre PrĂ©mat, French racing driver
  • Hayley Atwell, British American actress (Captain America, Agent Cater), born in London, England
  • Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71