On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, dies at 89
  • Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, dies of a heart attack at 60 while attending a Premier League Darts event in Liverpool
  • Isao Takahata, Japanese anime film director, screenwriter and producer (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), dies of lung cancer at 82