September 5: Day of the Week
September 5, 2018 was the 248th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 117 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1590Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.
- 1774First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1793French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
- 1836Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
- 1862American Civil War: the Potomac River is crossed at White’s Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
- 1927The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
- 1972Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called “Black September” attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
- 1975Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
- 1977Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered.
- 1986Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
Who were born on September 5?
- 1924Paul Dietzel, American college football coach
- 1935Helen Gifford, Australian composer
- 1935Werner Erhard, American founder of transformational training programs
- 1936Robert Burns, Canadian politician
- 1942Denise Fabre French television presenter
- 1943Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)
- 1954Richard Austin, West Indian cricketer
- 1971Adam Hollioake, England cricketer
- 1977Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin)
- 1978Yu Nan, Chinese actress
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