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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 869
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 1864
    The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 1966
    Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 1988
    The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
  • 1999
    The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1695
    John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
  • 1901
    John Alton, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Stetson Kennedy, American writer (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Bil Keane, American cartoonist (d. 2011)
  • 1934
    Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1970
    Josie Bissett, American actress
  • 1972
    Grant Hill, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

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