October 5: Day of the Week
October 5, 2020 is the 279th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1550Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
- 1793French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
- 1813Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
- 1877Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- 1944Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- 1953The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
- 1955Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
- 1968Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
- 1974Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
- 1988The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1901John Alton, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
- 1908Joshua Logan, American film director and writer (d. 1988)
- 1917Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
- 1933Diane Cilento, Australian actress
- 1937Barry Switzer, American football coach
- 1966Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
- 1966Sean M. Carroll, American cosmologist
- 1975Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
- 1976J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
- 1987Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
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