5 October

5 October

October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 87 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 5th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 5th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Chic Spy Day
  • World Teachers Day
  • Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day
  • Balloons Around the World Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 5

2000: Bulldozer Revolution in former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

President Slobodan Milosevic was overthrown after hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Belgrade to protest against recently held elections. While largely peaceful, the protesters burnt down the Parliament building. Milosevic resigned and stepped down from his office two days later.

1984: First Canadian to go into spaceMarc Garneau flew as the payload specialist on STS-41-G, the 6th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger. The flight that launched on this day was also the first space mission to have 2 women – Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan.

1969 Monty Python’s Flying Circus makes its debut

The British sketch comedy series lasted for a year on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The show was a commentary on daily life in Britain and had several recurring themes and characters played by Eric Idle, Graham Chapman John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones. The sketches are often thought to have had a strong influence on television comedy around the world.

1962: James Bond makes his theatrical debut

The fictional British spy with the code name 007 was featured on the big screen for the first time in Dr. No. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name, the movie starred Sean Connery as James Bond.

1947: First televised presidential speech in the United States

Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the US, called on Americans to use less grain to help Europe which was still reeling from the effects of the Second World War. He asked people to avoid eating meat on Tuesdays and eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and to consume 1 less slice of bread every day.

1945: Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class George E. Wahlen, USN, received the Medal of Honor from President Truman during Nimitz Day at the White House. 5th October 1945.

Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class George E. Wahlen, USN, received the Medal of Honor from President Truman during Nimitz Day at the White House. 5th October 1945.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 5

1975: Kate Winslet, English actress, singer

1958: Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist

1936: Václav Havel, Czech politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic

1882: Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, inventor

1829: Chester A. Arthur, American politician, 21st President of the United States

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 5

2011: Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc., Pixar

1941: Louis Brandeis, American jurist

1927: Sam Warner, American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros.

1880: Jacques Offenbach, German/French composer

1813: Tecumseh, American tribal leader






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