What Happened on April 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
  • Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre PrĂ©mat, French racing driver
  • Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71