On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

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