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.
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)
- 1143King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
- 1877Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- 1915Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
- 1921Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
- 1944Suffrage is extended to women in France.
- 1947The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
- 1969The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC.
- 1984Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 1990After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
- 1991An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1850Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
- 1902Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
- 1905Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
- 1933Diane Cilento, Australian actress
- 1942Richard Street, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1948Carter Cornelius, American musician (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose) (d. 1991)
- 1957Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
- 1964Keiji Fujiwara, Japanese voice actor
- 1971Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
- 1983Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
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