On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II makes an address to the nation “we will meet again”, for only the 5th time in her 66-year reign

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

PandemicCOVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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  • WrestleMania XXXVI, WWE Performance Center, Orlando FL, Part 2: Drew McIntyre defeats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE C'ship; Charlotte Flair beats Rhea Ripley for NXT Women's title

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Mitchell, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1960, 62–64; First-team All-Pro 1962–64; Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), dies at 84
  • Dougie Morgan, Scottish rugby union halfback (21 caps Scotland, 2 British & Irish Lions; Stewart's Melville FP), dies at 73
  • Ed Biles, American football coach (College: Xavier 1962-68; NFL: Houston Oilers 1981-83), dies from leukemia at 88
  • Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), dies at 94
  • Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), dies after a stroke at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 5, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries