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Saturday October 5, 2019

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2019 is the 278th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

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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)

  • 1143
    King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1895
    The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1914
    World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1930
    British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1948
    The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1712
    Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
  • 1792
    Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1898
    Nachum Gutman, Israeli painter (d. 1980)
  • 1916
    Stetson Kennedy, American writer (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1939
    Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1942
    Richard Street, American singer (The Temptations)
  • 1950
    Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1971
    Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
  • 1980
    James Toseland, British motorcycle racer

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