March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2017 is the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1046Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
- 1279The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
- 1766Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
- 1931The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
- 1933Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
- 1940Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
- 1946Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1974Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1979Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1696Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
- 1933Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)
- 1936Dean Stockwell, American actor
- 1944Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
- 1947Eddie Hodges, American actor and singer
- 1947Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
- 1955Georgios Papastamkos, Greek politician
- 1974Kevin Connolly, American actor and comedian
- 1978Jared Crouch, Australian rules footballer
- 1985Kenichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
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