On this day April 5, 2020 (week 15) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 5, 2020 (week 15)

April 5, 2020 - April 11, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the epic movie Ben Hur, the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael, the Indian musician Ravi Shankar, Venus de Milo, Britain’s Prince Charles, Angela Merkel of Germany, and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.

April 5, 1960: The epic movie Ben Hur won 11 Oscars, a record unequalled for 38 years. It was finally matched by Titanic in 1998, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in 2004

April 6, 1520: Italian Renaissance master Raphael died. He is best known for his Madonnas and his frescoes in the apartments of Pope Julius II in the Vatican (detail above)

April 7, 1920: Indian musician Ravi Shankar, credited with introducing the sitar to Western audiences, was born. Among his many students was Beatle George Harrison

April 8, 1820: The Venus de Milo, a marble statue slightly larger than life and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture, was discovered on the island of Milos

April 9, 2005: Britain’s Prince Charles married his long-term companion Camilla Parker Bowles, a day later than planned to allow Charles to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II

April 10, 2000: Angela Merkel became leader of the Christian Democratic Union, the first woman, and first citizen of the former East Germany, to lead a major political party in Germany

April 11, 2019: President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan was deposed in a coup after nearly 30 years in office, following months of mass protests against his government

PUBLISHED: 26/03/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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