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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1143King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1877Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
- 1895The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
- 1914World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
- 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.
- 1947The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
- 1948The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
- 1970The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1712Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
- 1792Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
- 1898Nachum Gutman, Israeli painter (d. 1980)
- 1916Stetson Kennedy, American writer (d. 2011)
- 1922Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
- 1939Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
- 1942Richard Street, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1950Edward P. Jones, American writer
- 1971Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
- 1980James Toseland, British motorcycle racer
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