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)
- 869The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.
- 1857The City of Anaheim is founded.
- 1864The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
- 1921Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
- 1936The Jarrow March sets off for London.
- 1953The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
- 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.
- 1988The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
- 1999The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1695John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
- 1901John Alton, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
- 1916Stetson Kennedy, American writer (d. 2011)
- 1922Bil Keane, American cartoonist (d. 2011)
- 1934Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
- 1936Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)
- 1939Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
- 1970Josie Bissett, American actress
- 1972Grant Hill, American basketball player
- 1987Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
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