October 5th: What is special about this date?

October 5th marks the 278th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 279th in case of leap years). There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 5th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 5th and what happened on October 5th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 5th.


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

On October 5th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Kate Winslet
    Kate Winslet (1975)

    English singer and actress.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958)

    Neil degrasse tyson is an american astrophysicist and science communicator known for his popularization of science and space exploration...

  • Maja Salvador
    Maja Salvador (1988)

    Maja salvador is a filipino tv actress known for her roles in various popular television dramas and films.

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan (1952)

    Pakistani politician and cricketer.

  • Sophie Favier
    Sophie Favier (1963)

    Lyon, france -- actress (sans interdits).

  • Marie Laforêt
    Marie Laforêt (1939)

    French actress and singer.

  • Guy Pearce
    Guy Pearce (1967)

    British-australian actor, writer, and dancer.

  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof (1951)

    Irish punk rock singer, songwriter and lead vocalist of the "boomtown rats", and activist.

  • Bernie Mac
    Bernie Mac (1957)

    American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1957).

  • Karen Allen
    Karen Allen (1951)

    American actress.

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October 5th: who died on this date?

On October 5th the following celebrities died:

  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield (2004)

    Rodney dangerfield was an american stand-up comedian and actor known for his iconic catchphrase 'i don't get no respect' and his roles in...

  • Geoffrey Holder
    Geoffrey Holder (2014)

    Brazilian actor, choreographer, director, and dancer.

  • Andrew Keir
    Andrew Keir (1997)

    Actor rob roy, absolution and blood hunt, dies at 71.

  • Barbara Nichols
    Barbara Nichols (1976)

    Actress (pajama game: loved one) dies at 46.

  • Charles Napier
    Charles Napier (2011)

    American singer and actor (d. 2011).

  • Leonard Rossiter
    Leonard Rossiter (1984)

    British actor who died from a heart attack in his 57th year (born 1926).

  • Odester Jobs (2011)

    Revolutionized the tech industry with groundbreaking products.

  • Ryzen Jobs (2011)

    Ryzen Jobs was a visionary entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc.

  • Steve Jobs (2011)

    American entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the computer revolution.

  • Kimothy Jobs (2011)

    Kimothy Jobs was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc.

  • See all famous people who died on October 5th


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

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

Libra zodiac sign

October 5th: what is special about the Libra sign?

The Libra sign encompasses people born between September 23rd and October 22nd.

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

If you're a Libra born in October discover why October born are so special.


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

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

  • Oct 5, 1914: World War I: first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
  • Oct 5, 1916: Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured
  • Oct 5, 1925: WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 5, 1937: Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% quarter of Romme
  • Oct 5, 1953: The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • Oct 5, 1954: Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US.
  • Oct 5, 1956: Yogi Berra becomes the fourth New York Yankees' player to hit a World Series Grand Slam (World Series #53).
  • Oct 5, 1972: Herbert Mullin, serial killer, first kills, claiming to prevent earthquakes.
  • Oct 5, 1973: Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • Oct 5, 2001: Tom Ridge, the Governor of Pennsylvania, resigns to become the first director of United States Office of Homeland Security.
  • Oct 5, 2003: Maher Arar was reported to have been released from a Syrian prison. Over a year ago, the US deported the Canadian engineer to Syria as he was changing planes in New York. He will arrive in Montreal on the next afternoon.
  • Oct 5, 2007: Merrill Lynch announces that it will write off approximately US$5 billion of investments in the quarter. This is its largest trading loss.

What day of the year is October 5th?

October 5th marks the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 279th in case of leap years).

There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year.

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


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