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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)

  • 1143
    King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1969
    The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1990
    After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1850
    Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
  • 1902
    Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1905
    Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Diane Cilento, Australian actress
  • 1942
    Richard Street, American singer (The Temptations)
  • 1948
    Carter Cornelius, American musician (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose) (d. 1991)
  • 1957
    Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1964
    Keiji Fujiwara, Japanese voice actor
  • 1971
    Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
  • 1983
    Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer

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