On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Swados, composer and musicial director (1972 TONY), dies at 64
  • Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), dies at 71
  • Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90