On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

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