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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1665
    The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1930
    British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1986
    Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline: “Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1999
    The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1703
    Jonathan Edwards, American minister (d. 1758)
  • 1848
    Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1909
    Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1917
    Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1926
    Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1932
    Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (d. 2006)
  • 1933
    Diane Cilento, Australian actress
  • 1934
    Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1975
    Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
  • 1981
    Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer

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