January 5th: What is special about this date?

January 5th marks the 5th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (or 361 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 5th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 5th and what happened on January 5th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 5th.


January 5th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 5th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Deepika Padukone
    Deepika Padukone (1986)

    Deepika padukone is an indian actress and model known for her work in bollywood films and for being one of the highest-paid actresses in...

  • Hayao Miyazaki
    Hayao Miyazaki (1941)

    Hayao miyazaki is a renowned japanese filmmaker known for his work in animation, particularly for founding studio ghibli and creating...

  • Marilyn Manson
    Marilyn Manson (1969)

    American shock-rocker who rose to the top of charts using a platform that included drag, nudity and arson.

  • Bradley Cooper
    Bradley Cooper (1975)

    American producer and actor.

  • Kristin Cavallari
    Kristin Cavallari (1987)

    Kristin cavallari is a reality tv star known for her appearances on shows like laguna beach and the hills.

  • Diane Keaton
    Diane Keaton (1946)

    American actress, whose first professional stage appearance was in 1968's "hair.

  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco (1932)

    Italian writer, teacher, essayist, and researcher.

  • Suki Waterhouse
    Suki Waterhouse (1992)

    Suki waterhouse is a british model known for her work with major fashion brands and her appearances in magazines and on runways.

  • January Jones
    January Jones (1978)

    January jones is an american actress best known for her role as betty draper in the tv series mad men.

  • Uday Chopra
    Uday Chopra (1973)

    Uday Chopra is an Indian actor and producer, known for his work in the Dhoom film series.

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January 5th: who died on this date?

On January 5th the following celebrities died:

  • Uday Kiran
    Uday Kiran (2014)

    Uday Kiran was an Indian film actor who predominantly worked in Telugu cinema.

  • Sonny Bono
    Sonny Bono (1998)

    American entertainer, who performed a showbiz act with cher, his partner.

  • Massimo Girotti
    Massimo Girotti (2003)

    Italian actor who acted in films for seven decades.

  • Arthur Kennedy
    Arthur Kennedy (1990)

    Worcester, massachusetts -- actor (fantastic voyage and peyton place).

  • Don Wilson
    Don Wilson (1975)

    Houston astros' pitcher dies from carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 29.

  • Tina Modotti
    Tina Modotti (1942)

    Italian model, actress, photographer and revolutionary political activist (born in 1896).

  • Hans Conried
    Hans Conried (1982)

    Baltimore, maryland -- actor (bullwinkle show make room for daddy).

  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge (1933)

    American politician, u.s.

  • Marsella Dumas (1870)

    Marsella Dumas was a French novelist best known for her historical novels, including 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

  • See all famous people who died on January 5th


January 5th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 5th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 5th: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 5th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 5th in history:

  • Jan 5, 1900: Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • Jan 5, 1909: Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • Jan 5, 1911: Portuguese expel Jesuits.
  • Jan 5, 1942: 55 German tanks reach North-Africa.
  • Jan 5, 1950: U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of organized crime in the U.S.
  • Jan 5, 1952: Flying Enterprise sinks
  • Jan 5, 1998: Ice storm knocks out electricity in QuTbec and Ontario, Canada.
  • Jan 5, 1999: Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White).
  • Jan 5, 2004: Both a British and German Member of European Parliament receive letter bombs by post. This follows a letter bomb that was sent to Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission.
  • Jan 5, 2010: According to reports, as many as 1,000 Solomon Islands residents are now homeless after the tsunami and two earthquakes that struck earlier in the week.
  • Jan 5, 2011: Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Tampa, Florida conducts coin auctions at FUN Convention (January 9-9).
  • Jan 5, 2014: Syrian Civil War spillover to Lebanon: A sniper kills one man and six are injured in clashes between Tripoli, Lebanon districts that support rival Syrian sides in the civil war.

What day of the year is January 5th?

January 5th marks the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (or 361 days in case of leap years).

January 5th is the 5th day of the month of January.