We take a look at some of the events that occurred on April 5th.
Today In …
- The first Presidential veto was used by George Washington against a bill regarding proportioning that number of representatives of the U.S.
- The Battle of Yorktown began in the Civil War.
- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
- Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s Prime Minister.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
who starred in the film “Feast” and appeared on TV’s “Baywatch” and “Days of Our Lives” was born in 1971.
actress, model and during the 1960s was engaged to Beatle Paul McCartney was born in 1946.
Albert R. Broccoli
the producer behind a number of the Bond films was born in 1909.
the vocalist behind the song “I Don’t Want To Wait” was born in 1968.
the legendary actress who starred in “Jezebel”, “All About Eve” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” was born in 1908.
who appeared in “The Changeling”, “Being There” and “Hud” was born in 1901.
one of the members of the Swedish rock quartet ABBA was born in 1950.
who starred on TV’s “Barney Miller” and “Sons & Daughters” was born in 1943.
one-half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry was born in 1967.
the author of “Airport” and “Hotel” was born in 1920.
who appeared in “Amistad”, “The Madness of King George” and “Gandhi” was born in 1929.
the actor best known to TV fans as the wisecracking butler on “Mr. Belvedere” was born in 1922.
surgeon whose namesake is the Listerine mouthwash was born in 1827.
the famed actor who starred in the original “Cape Fear”, “Roman Holiday” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” was born in 1916.
military officer, former national security adviser and former Secretary of State was born in 1937.
the NASA astronaut who was part of the crew of the ill-fated Challenger was born in 1949.
the Oscar winning actor of such films as “Captains Courageous” and “Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner” was born in 1900.
Booker T. Washington
the famed educator was born in 1856.
a member of the musical group The Platters was born in 1928.
We Said Goodbye To…
noted Egyptologist and explorer passed away in 1923 at the age of 56.
the front man of the rock band Nirvana died in 1994 at the age of 27.
the infamous entrepreneur, aviator and film maker passed away in 1976 at the age of 70.
the five star General passed away in 1964 at the age of 84.
the legendary race car driver passed away in 2000 at the age of 86.
the singer of such songs as “Only Love Can Break a Heart” passed away in 2006 at the age of 66.
the front man for the band Alice In Chains passed away in 2002 at the age of 34.
founder of Walmart passed away in 1992 at the age of 74.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
- “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton
- On The Country Charts – “100% Chance of Rain” by Gary Morris
- On The Country Charts – “Have You Forgotten” by Darryl Worley
TV Moments In…
- The FOX TV Network debuted!
- John Rolfe and Pocahontas were married.
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