5 January It Happened Today
1066 Death of the English King Edward the Confessor.
1925 Nellie Taylor Ross becomes the first woman governor in the USA.
1931 Birth of American actor Robert Duvall.
1938 Birth of the future King of Spain, Juan Carlos.
1941 Female aviator Amy Johnson is killed in a crash as she flies over the Thames estuary in London.
1971 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston is found dead at his US home.