Historical Events on April 5 (Part 2)

Sports History

2016 35th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut defeats Syracuse, 82–51; Huskies' power forward Breanna Stewart, 24 points

  • 2016 Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns after the Panama Papers leak show a conflict of interest
  • 2016 PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation
  • 2016 San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave

Film & TV History

2017 Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner pulled after criticized for trivializing demonstrations

  • 2019 OKC guard Russell Westbrook becomes first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for the third consecutive season during the Thunder's 123-110 win at home over Detroit Pistons

Event of Interest

2020 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

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19


2020 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

  • 2021 82nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Baylor Bears become second consecutive first-time NCAA champions with 86–70 over previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • 2021 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
  • 2021 Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • 2021 Tropical Cyclone Seroja causes floods and landslides in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 113 people according to local authorities [1]
  • 2022 Shanghai lockdown extended to cover the whole city as COVID-19 cases increase, as China remains one of the last to employ a "zero-Covid" system [1]

Event of Interest

2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urges UN Security Council to act against Russia, accusing Russian military of the worst war crimes since WWII, including execution, rape and torture of civilians [1]

  • 2023 84th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas: UConn defeat the San Diego State Aztecs, 76–59 for Huskies' 5th national title; MOP: Adama Sanogo (UConn)
  • 2063 Earth's 1st contact with the extraterrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe