On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2016

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

"One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)

Singer-Songwriter Drake
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  • 35th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut defeats Syracuse, 82–51; Huskies' power forward Breanna Stewart, 24 points
  • Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns after the Panama Papers leak show a conflict of interest
  • PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation
  • San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist ("It's Got To Be Mellow"; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), dies at 74
2016 Highlights

About April 5, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries