On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell wins aboard Pineau de Re; sixth French-bred horse to win the GN
  • Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians

Famous Deaths

  • John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50