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


Person of interestCharlton Heston

Charlton Heston, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur), dies at 84


2008 Highlights

About April 5, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries