On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2012

Historical Events

  • 77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens
  • A three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia off Jairo Asencio gives the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians; 16 inning game duration a MLB Opening Day record
  • International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship
  • Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), dies at 76
  • Jim Marshall, British business man and electric guitar amplifier pioneer known as "The Father of Loud", dies at 88
2012 Highlights

About April 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries