On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2021

Historical Events

  • 82nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Baylor Bears become second consecutive first-time NCAA champions with 86–70 over previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • India records over 100,000 new daily COVID cases for the first time, more than half in the state of Maharashtra, which begins a new lockdown
  • Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • Tropical Cyclone Seroja causes floods and landslides in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 113 people according to local authorities [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Ritter [Simon Paul Adams], British actor (Friday Night Dinner; Chernobyl; Quantum of Solace), dies of a brain tumor at 54
2021 Highlights

About April 5, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X