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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1930British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
- 1936The Jarrow March sets off for London.
- 1947The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
- 1968Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
- 1969The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC.
- 1970The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
- 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?
- 1824Henry Chadwick, English-born American baseball writer and statistician (d. 1908)
- 1879Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1970)
- 1907Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
- 1922José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver
- 1925Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
- 1932Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (d. 2006)
- 1939Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
- 1955John Alexander, English former footballer
- 1965Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Nicola Roberts, English singer (Girls Aloud)
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