The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out live sport all around the globe, but history will never be erased.
While you contemplate streaming yet another Netflix drama or re-watching the Cricket World Cup semi-final from 2011, here are some stories that were making news in years past on April 5.
The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities (a team mainly of Welsh and Scottish players) in Wigan. Other Nationalities won the match 9-3.
Antwerp, Belgium is officially declared the host city for the Games of the 7th Olympiad to be conducted in 1920 the first post-WWI Olympics.
Basketballer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421). Abdul-Jabbar went onto score 38,387 points, a record which still stands.
Cyclists Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Webster won New Zealand's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in the men's team sprint. The women's team pursuit and sprint won silver.
Chanel Harris-Tavita makes his NZ Warriors NRL debut in a 26-10 win over the Gold Coast Titans. The halfback would go on to win the club's Rookie of the Year award.
1906 - Olympic gold medal boxer Ted Morgan
1930 - Former New Zealand Olympic rower Bill Tinnock
1988 - Former Wallaby and boxer Quade Cooper
1994 - New Zealand Olympic rower Tom Murray