On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2008

Historical Events

  • 161st Grand National: 7/1 joint favourite Comply or Die wins in Irish jockey Timmy Murphy's 11th attempt, 4 lengths ahead of King John's Castle

Famous Deaths

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston [John Carter], American actor (The Ten Commandments; Ben-Hur; Planet of Apes)Ben-Hur), dies at 84

2008 Highlights

About April 5, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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