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)
- 1877Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- 1905Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
- 1914World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
- 1944Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- 1955Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
- 1968Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
- 1984Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 1991The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
- 2000Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
- 2001Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1898Nachum Gutman, Israeli painter (d. 1980)
- 1917Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
- 1919Robin Bailey, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1925Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
- 1930Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2009)
- 1939Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
- 1950James Rizzi, American pop artist (d. 2011)
- 1971Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
- 1976Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor
- 1984Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
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