On This Day

Historical Events on April 5 (Part 2)

  • 2016 PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation

Music Single

2016 "One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)

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

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

Historic Event

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


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 India records over 100,000 new COVID cases for the first time, more than half in the state of Maharashtra, which begins a new lockdown
  • 2021 Tropical Cyclone Seroja causes floods and landslides in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 113 people according to local authorities [1]
  • 2021 Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • 2021 82nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Baylor Bears become second consecutive first-time NCAA champions with 86–70 over previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • 2063 Earth's 1st contact with the extraterrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe