March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2017 was the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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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
- 1496King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
- 1912Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1946Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
- 1946Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1965March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
- 1975First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club
- 1988The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1563John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
- 1693Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
- 1927Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
- 1934James B. Sikking, American actor
- 1936Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
- 1936Dean Stockwell, American actor
- 1938Lynn Margulis, American biologist (d. 2011)
- 1942Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
- 1948Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
- 1979Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
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