On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1986

Historical Events

  • 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard 9-year-old 15/2 second favourite West Tip wins by 2 lengths from Young Driver
  • Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
  • US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing

Famous Deaths

  • Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies at 69
  • Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
1986 Highlights

About April 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries