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Thursday October 5, 2023

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2023 is the 278th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2023

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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.

October 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1789
    French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
  • 1905
    Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1948
    The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1887
    René Cassin, French jurist and Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1905
    John Hoyt, American film and television actor (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Philip Berrigan, American peace activist (d. 2002)
  • 1949
    B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • 1950
    Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1957
    Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1957
    Lee Thompson, English saxophonist (Madness), vocalist
  • 1976
    Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor
  • 1978
    James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1981
    Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer

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