October 5: Day of the Week
October 5, 2019 was the 278th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 5 Historical Event(s)
- 610Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
- 1450Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
- 1813Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
- 1857The City of Anaheim is founded.
- 1869The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
- 1877Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- 1944Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- 1955Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
- 1962Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
- 1973Signature of the European Patent Convention.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1717Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)
- 1925Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
- 1930Reinhard Selten, German economist, Nobel laureate
- 1939Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
- 1940John Byrne Cooke, American novelist and photographer; son of Alistair Cooke
- 1948Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
- 1948Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
- 1952Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
- 1957Mark Geragos, American attorney
- 1966Sean M. Carroll, American cosmologist
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