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Friday October 5, 2018

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2018 was the 278th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1665
    The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1903
    Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1943
    98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 2001
    Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1781
    Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • 1912
    Fritz Fischer, Nazi war criminal (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American astronaut
  • 1948
    Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • 1949
    Bill James, American baseball writer
  • 1966
    Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • 1974
    Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer
  • 1978
    Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • 1978
    Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer

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