On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha
  • Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Madoc, Welsh actor (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George), dies of cancer at 77
  • William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83