August 5

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 5. From 1900 until now. 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 Sholay in 1975 directed by Ramesh Sippy and Sweethearts on Parade in 1930 directed by Marshall Neilan.
But much more happened on August 5 over the years: find out below

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Movies

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

Sholay

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Release year: 2015

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Top Hat

Top Hat

Release year: 1935

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 5?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 5 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 5 over the years?
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The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker

Year: 1995

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry

Dave Barry Talks Back

Year: 1991

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Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.

The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter

The Stubborn Heart

Year: 1950

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thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler

Mountbatten

Year: 1985

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A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart

The Rommel Papers

Year: 1953

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When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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