March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2018 was the 64th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1766Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
- 1933Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
- 1943First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1966BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
- 1970The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- 1974Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
- 19846,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
- 1988The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1575William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
- 1658Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
- 1748Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
- 1869Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952)
- 1887Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
- 1946Mem Fox, Australian writer
- 1948Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
- 1959David Fury, American television writer and producer
- 1966Michael Irvin, American football player
- 1971Yuri Lowenthal, American actor and author
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