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.


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