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April 5th

April 5th is the 95th day of the year (96th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 5th

1568 Pope Urban VIII (Pope 1623-1644)

1827 Joseph Lister (surgeon, discovered antiseptics)

Joseph Lister

1856 Booker T. Washington (political leader, educator, author)

Booker T. Washington

1883 Walter Houston (actor)

1894 Lawrence Dale Bell (industrialist - founded Bell Aircraft Corporation)

1900 Spencer Tracy (actor)

Spencer Tracy

1908 Bette Davis (actress)

1909 Albert R. Broccoli (film producer - James Bond films)

1912 John Le Mesurier (actor)

1916 Gregory Peck (actor)

Gregory Peck

1923 Nguyen Van Thieu ((President of South Vietnam 1965-1975)

1929 Nigel Hawthorne (actor)

1934 Roman Herzog (President of Germany 1994-1999)

1937 Colin Powell (US general, later Secretary of State)

Colin Powell

1941 Michael Moriarty (actor)

1946 Jane Asher (actress)

1950 Agnetha Fältskog (singer - ABBA)

1955 Janice Long (broadcaster)

1971 Krista Allen (actress)

1979 Imany (singer)

1982 Hayley Atwell (actress)

April 5th in History

1614 Native America Pocahontas marries the English colonist John Rolfe.

1710 Statute of Anne, the first copyright law, is given royal assent in Britain.

1722 Easter Island discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen

1792 George Washington uses the Presidential veto power for the first time.

George Washington

1879 Chile declares war on Peru and Bolivia starting the War of the Pacific.

1904 First international rugby league match (between England and combined Welsh/Scottish team) takes place in Wigan, England.

1922 American Birth Control League (forerunner of Planned Parenthood) incorporated.

1951 Ethel and Julius Rosenberg sentenced to death for spying for the USSR.

1955 Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minster of the UK due to ill health.

Winston Churchill

1998 Akashi Kaikyo Bridge opens in Japan.

April 5th is also

Ougadi (Mauritius)

Arbor Day (South Korea)


People born on April 5th are Aries


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