5 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Denis Diderot, 1713
  • Chester Alan Arthur, 1829
  • Louis Lumiere, 1864
  • John Erskine, 1879
  • Ray Kroc, 1902
  • Boris Chaliapin, 1904
  • Josh Logan, 1908
  • Donald Pleasence, 1919
  • Glynis Johns, 1923
  • Bill Dana, 1924
  • Václav Havel, 1936
  • Steve Miller, 1943
  • Bob Geldof, 1951
  • Karen Allen, 1951
  • Grant Hill, 1972
  • Kate Winslett, 1975
  • Nicky Hilton, 1983

Died On This Day:

  • King Philip III (The Bold) of France, 1285
  • Lord Cornwallis, 1805
  • Tecumseh, Chief of Shawnees killed, 1813
  • Jacques Offenbach, 1880
  • Louis Brandeis, 1941
  • Sylvia Beach, 1962
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1969
  • Walter Hagen, 1969
  • Sidney Blackmer, 1973
  • Gloria Grahame, 1981
  • Leonard Rossiter, 1984
  • Hal B. Wallis, 1986
  • Rodney Dangerfield, 2004
  • Steve Jobs, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1789 - 6,000 angry women armed with knives and husbands march on Palace of Versailles blaming Marie Antoinette for lack of bread.
  • 1793 - Christianity abolished in France.
  • 1796 - Spain declares war on Britain.
  • 1813 - U.S. Victory over British and Indians in Battle of the Thames, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1892 - Four of five Dalton Gang members shot dead trying to rob Coffeyville, KS bank.
  • 1910 - Portuguese Republic proclaimed; Manoel II deposed; provisional presidency under Theophilo Braga.
  • 1921 - First radio broadcast of World Series play-by-play broadcast on WJZ, Newark NJ. (Giants beat Yankees)
  • 1947 - Harry Truman gives first TV speech from the White House; asks Americans to cut down meat and chicken to stockpile grain for starving Europeans.
  • 1955 - Pulitzer-prize winning 'Diary of Anne Frank' starts 717 performance run in New York.
  • 1958 - Constitution of the 5th Republic of France comes into force.
  • 1962 - First single by the Beatles, "Love Me Do," released in England by Parlophone Records; peaks at 17 on charts.
  • 1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus premieres on BBC Television in England replacing religious program.
  • 1983 - Polish union solidarity leader Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1984 - Kathryn Sullivan becomes first female astronaut to walk in space.
  • 1994 - 48 members of Order of the Solar Temple sect led by Luc Jouret found dead in two Swiss villages.
  • 2017 - Rape and sexual allegations agains movie mogul Harvey Weinstein starts #MeToo movement
  • 2018 - Painting by street artist Banksy shreds itself after reaching winning price of $1.4 million.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Placid
  • Apollinaris of Valence
  • Flora of Beaulieu
  • Galla
  • Margenulf
  • Maurus

Holiday:

  • Day of the Republic in Portugal (1910)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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