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Notable Historical Events for April 5th

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

1887Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

1925Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

200944th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

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

1984Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

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

1990Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

1997Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

1987Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

April 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 5th

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

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

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

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

1588Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)

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

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

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

April 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 5th

1955Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

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

April 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 5th

2008Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84

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

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

1997Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

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

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

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