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.
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)
- 1450Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
- 1813Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
- 1936The Jarrow March sets off for London.
- 194398 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
- 1953The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
- 1968Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
- 1973Signature of the European Patent Convention.
- 1982Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
- 1986Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline: “Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
- 2001Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1912Fritz Fischer, Nazi war criminal (d. 2003)
- 1929Fred Feast, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1930Anne Haddy, Australian actress (d. 1999)
- 1932Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (d. 2006)
- 1937Barry Switzer, American football coach
- 1946Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1949B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
- 1971South Park Mexican, American rapper
- 1983Jesse Eisenberg, American actor
- 1987Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
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