On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1998

Historical Events

  • France thrashes Wales, 51-0 at Wembley Stadium, London for its second straight Five Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 5 conversions and 2 penalties
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks record their first win in team history with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix, AZ; ends second-worst start ever (0-5) by an expansion team
  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Defending champion Gil Morgan wins by 2 strokes from Tom Wargo

Famous Deaths

  • Cozy Powell [Colin Flooks] English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group; Emerson, Lake & Powell), dies in a car crash at 50
1998 Highlights

About April 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries