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Friday August 5, 2022

August 5: Day of the Week

August 5, 2022 is the 217th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 642
    Battle of Maserfield – Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
  • 1071
    Byzantine–Norman wars: Italo-Normans begin a nearly-three-year siege of Bari.
  • 1600
    The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
  • 1620
    The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.
  • 1763
    Pontiac’s War: Battle of Bushy Run – British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac’s Indians at Bushy Run.
  • 1914
    In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990.
  • 1963
    The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • 2003
    A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.

Who were born on August 5?

  • 1844
    Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1930)
  • 1918
    Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1929
    Ottó Boros, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1988)
  • 1930
    Neil Armstrong, American astronaut
  • 1934
    Vern Gosdin, American country music singer (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (d. 2010)
  • 1975
    Iddo Goldberg, Israeli/British actor
  • 1982
    Jamie Houston, English/German rugby player
  • 1988
    Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
  • 1993
    Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese actress

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