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Saturday October 5, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 610
    Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 1869
    The 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.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1955
    Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 1962
    Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1717
    Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)
  • 1925
    Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Reinhard Selten, German economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939
    Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1940
    John Byrne Cooke, American novelist and photographer; son of Alistair Cooke
  • 1948
    Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1948
    Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • 1952
    Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1957
    Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • 1966
    Sean M. Carroll, American cosmologist

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