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Notable Historical Events for April 5th

1992Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

1997Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

196537th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win

1955Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him

1603New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1976Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

1967'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

1989David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

1961Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

1887Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

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Notable Birthdays on April 5th

1947Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010) in San Juan Philippines

1908(Ruth Elizabeth) Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, US actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)

1923Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam President (1965-75)

1588Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)

1937Colin Powell, Bronx NY, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs)

1916Gregory Peck, La Jolla California, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)

1856Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)

1950Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA)

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Notable Weddings on April 5th

1999Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

1955Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

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Notable Deaths on April 5th

1964Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

1994Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington

1992Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

1997Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

2008Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84

2005Saul Bellow, Canadian born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)

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