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Tuesday October 5, 2021

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2021 is the 278th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1895
    The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1921
    Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
  • 1945
    Hollywood Black Friday: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios.
  • 1962
    Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
  • 1990
    After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
  • 2001
    Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1338
    Alexios III, Emperor of Trebizond (d. 1390)
  • 1641
    Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1917
    Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1921
    Bill Willis, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Dean Prentice, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932
    Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1951
    Karen Allen, American actress
  • 1952
    Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Alex Walkinshaw, English actor

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