October 5: Day of the Week
October 5, 2018 is the 278th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 610Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
- 1793French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
- 1910In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .
- 1915Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
- 1944Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- 1944Suffrage is extended to women in France.
- 1948The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
- 1966Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
- 1970Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
- 2001Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1824Henry Chadwick, English-born American baseball writer and statistician (d. 1908)
- 1926Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
- 1946Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1947Brian Johnson, English singer (AC/DC)
- 1950Jeff Conaway, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1961Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
- 1964Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
- 1976Royston Tan, Singaporean screenwriter & director
- 1978Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
- 1988Benny Howell, English cricketer
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