August 5

August 5 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Abbé Pierre (1912), Marine Le Pen (1968) and Neil Armstrong (1930). Several movies were released around August 5 over the years, such as The Secret in Their Eyes in 2009 directed by Juan José Campanella and District 9 in 2009 directed by Neill Blomkamp.
But much more happened on August 5 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 5 over the years?

The Secret in Their Eyes

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

District 9

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Beaucaire

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson, Doris Kenyon

Country: United States of America

Hail the Conquering Hero

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

The Abyss

Release year: 1989

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 5?


  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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  • 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A Taliban suicide bomber kills three Czech soldiers on a routine patrol in Charikar, Afghanistan. A U.S. soldier and two Afghan troops are also injured in the bombing. (BBC)
  • 2017 2017 V-22 Osprey crash: Searches are underway for three members of the United States Marine Corps missing after a MV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of the Australian state of Queensland. Twenty three of the twenty six people on board have been rescued. (AP), (9 News)
  • 2016 2016 Assam attacks: Gunmen open fire in a market in Assam, India, killing 13 people and injuring 18. (India Today)
  • 2015 2015 Pacific typhoon season: Typhoon Soudelor (Hanna) strengthens to the strongest storm of 2015; it is expected to be equivalent to a Category 3 or Category 4 hurricane when it hits Taiwan. (The Independent) (Free District)
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Which were the most popular books released around August 5 over the years?

The Hunt For Red October

Year: 1985

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

The Matarese Circle

Year: 1979

By: Robert Ludlum

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

Anatomy of a Murder

Year: 1958

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

Veeck -- As In Wreck

Year: 1962

By: Bill Veeck

Classic story about his life owning the Cleveland Indians by Bill Veeck

Megatrends 2000

Year: 1990

By: John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

Offering predictions and modern "soothsayings" for the 1990s and onwards, this book attempts to chart the changes to come, in politics, religion, advertising and culture.

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