October 5 Holidays, Events & Observances

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October 5 holidays, events, remembrance around the world. These are October 5 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; October 5 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on October 5.

October 5 holidays and observances
October 5 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 5, national days in October 5. Some major October 5 national day and International holidays list in October calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of October 5 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in October 5, notable events, national days in October 5, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 5 annually.

Here we go:

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 5 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 52, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here

October 5 holidays and observances
October 5 National and Special Days

Major October 5 Holidays / National Day

October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 87 days remain until the end of the year.

October 5 events

  • 610 – Heraclius arrives at Constantinople, kills Byzantine Emperor Phocas, and becomes emperor.
  • 816 – King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope.
  • 869 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to depose patriarch Photios I.
  • 1143 – King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1450 – Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria expels Jews from his jurisdiction.
  • 1607 – Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.
  • 1789 – French Revolution: The Women’s March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeats a British and Native Canadian force threatening Detroit.
  • 1838 – The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.
  • 1869 – The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.
  • 1869 – The Eastman tunnel, in Minnesota, United States, collapses during construction, causing a landslide that nearly destroys St. Anthony Falls.
  • 1877 – The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.
  • 1905 – The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.
  • 1910 – In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.
  • 1911 – The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.
  • 1914 – World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire.
  • 1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
  • 1930 – British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage killing 48 people.
  • 1936 – The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews’ passports are invalidated.
  • 1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1944 – The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.
  • 1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
  • 1947 – President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.
  • 1948 – The Ashgabat earthquake kills between 10,000 and 110,000 people.
  • 1962 – The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, is released in Britain.
  • 1963 – The United States suspends the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
  • 1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.
  • 1968 – A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.
  • 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1970 – The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.
  • 1974 – Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
  • 1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.
  • 1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
  • 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu’s story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel’s secret nuclear weapons.
  • 1988 – A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.
  • 1990 – After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
  • 1991 – An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.
  • 1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
  • 2000 – Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.
  • 2011 – In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.

October 5 birthdays

  • 1274 – Al-Dhahabi, Syrian scholar and historian (d. 1348)
  • 1338 – Alexios III of Trebizond (d. 1390)
  • 1377 – Louis II of Anjou (d. 1417)
  • 1422 – Catherine, Princess of Asturias, Spanish royal (d. 1424)
  • 1487 – Ludwig of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German nobleman (d. 1553)
  • 1520 – Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1589)
  • 1524 – Rani Durgavati, Queen of Gond (d. 1564)
  • 1609 – Paul Fleming, German physician and poet (d. 1640)
  • 1641 – Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1658 – Mary of Modena (d. 1718)
  • 1687 – Maria Maddalena Martinengo, Italian nun (d. 1737)
  • 1695 – John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
  • 1703 – Jonathan Edwards, American pastor and theologian (d. 1758)
  • 1712 – Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
  • 1713 – Denis Diderot, French philosopher and critic (d. 1784)
  • 1715 – Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist and educator (d. 1789)
  • 1728 – Chevalier d’Éon, French diplomat and spy (d. 1810)
  • 1743 – Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer and educator (d. 1818)
  • 1781 – Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • 1792 – Joseph Crosfield, English businessman (d. 1844)
  • 1795 – Alexander Keith, Scottish-Canadian brewer and politician, 13th Mayor of Halifax (d. 1873)
  • 1803 – Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (d. 1844)
  • 1816 – Ursula Frayne, Irish-Australian nun and missionary (d. 1885)
  • 1817 – Catherine Cooper Hopley, British author and naturalist (d. 1911)
  • 1820 – David Wilber, American lawyer and politician (d. 1890)
  • 1824 – Henry Chadwick, English-American historian and author (d. 1908)
  • 1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1844 – Francis William Reitz, South African lawyer and politician, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)
  • 1848 – Guido von List, Austrian-German journalist and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1850 – Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician (d. 1910)
  • 1857 – Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich, Irish author and playwright (d. 1942)
  • 1858 – Helen Churchill Candee, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
  • 1864 – Louis Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1948)
  • 1873 – Lucien Mérignac, French fencer (d. 1941)
  • 1877 – Mike O’Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1878 – Louise Dresser, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1879 – Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1882 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Ernst Pittschau, German actor (d. 1951)
  • 1885 – Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (d. 1969)
  • 1885 – Ida Rubinstein, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1960)
  • 1887 – René Cassin, French judge and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1887 – Manny Ziener, German actress (d. 1972)
  • 1888 – Mary Fuller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1889 – Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author and educator (d. 1936)
  • 1892 – Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (d. 1969)
  • 1894 – Bevil Rudd, South African runner and journalist (d. 1948)
  • 1898 – Nachum Gutman, Moldovan-Israeli painter and sculptor (d. 1980)
  • 1899 – Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (d. 1961)
  • 1900 – Bing Xin, Chinese author and poet, known for her contributions to children’s literature (d. 1998)
  • 1900 – Margherita Bontade, Italian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1901 – John Alton, Austrian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1902 – Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
  • 1903 – M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1905 – John Hoyt, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1907 – Mrs. Miller, American novelty singer (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1908 – Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Joshua Logan, American director and screenwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1909 – Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (d. 2011)
  • 1911 – Pierre Dansereau, Canadian ecologist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1911 – Brian O’Nolan, Irish author and playwright (d. 1966)
  • 1912 – Fritz Fischer, German physician (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2007)
  • 1914 – Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1916 – Stetson Kennedy, American author and activist (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Allen Ludden, American television personality and game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1917 – Magda Szabó, Hungarian author and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Donald Pleasence, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – Bill Willis, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Jim Godbolt, English historian and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – José Froilán González, Argentinian racing driver (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1923 – Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1923 – Stig Dagerman, Swedish journalist and author (d. 1954)
  • 1923 – Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Glynis Johns, South African-born British actress and singer
  • 1923 – Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Bill Dana, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – José Donoso, Chilean author (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Barbara Kelly, Canadian actress and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Frederic Morton, Austrian-American banker, journalist, and author (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1925 – Herbert Kretzmer, South African-English journalist and songwriter (d. 2020)
  • 1925 – Antoine Gizenga, Congolese politician (d. 2019)
  • 1925 – Walter Dale Miller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Avraham Adan, Israeli general (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer and educator (d. 1979)
  • 1928 – Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (d. 1974)
  • 1929 – Richard F. Gordon Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
  • 1929 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Reinhard Selten, German economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Rosalie Gower, Canadian nurse and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Neal Ascherson, Scottish journalist and author
  • 1932 – Dean Prentice, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2019)
  • 1932 – Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist and police officer (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Doug Bailey, American political consultant, founded The Hotline (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Billy Lee Riley, American rockabilly musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Kenneth D. Taylor, Canadian businessman and diplomat (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Carlo Mastrangelo, American doo-wop singer (d. 2016)
  • 1937 – Barry Switzer, American football player and coach
  • 1938 – Johnny Duncan, American country singer (d. 2006)
  • 1938 – Teresa Heinz, Mozambican-American businesswoman and philanthropist
  • 1939 – Marie-Claire Blais, Canadian author and playwright
  • 1939 – A. R. Penck, German painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – Walter Wolf, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Walter Wolf Racing
  • 1939 – Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino lawyer and jurist
  • 1940 – Rein Aun, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1995)
  • 1940 – John Byrne Cooke, American author and photographer (d. 2017)
  • 1940 – Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer
  • 1941 – Roy Book Binder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Stephanie Cole, English actress
  • 1941 – Eduardo Duhalde, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina
  • 1942 – Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Richard Street, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Ben Cardin, American lawyer and politician
  • 1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Michael Morpurgo, English author, poet, and playwright
  • 1944 – Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser, English union leader and politician
  • 1945 – Brian Connolly, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1945 – Geoff Leigh, English saxophonist and flute player
  • 1946 – Zahida Hina, Pakistani journalist and author
  • 1946 – Robin Lane Fox, English historian and author
  • 1946 – Heather MacRae, American actress
  • 1946 – Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1946 – David Watson, English footballer
  • 1947 – Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haitian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti
  • 1948 – Carter Cornelius, American singer (d. 1991)
  • 1948 – Russell Mael, American vocalist
  • 1948 – Tawl Ross, American guitarist
  • 1948 – Zoran Živković, Serbian author and academic
  • 1949 – Peter Ackroyd, English biographer, novelist and critic
  • 1949 – Michael Gaughan (Irish republican) Irish Hunger Striker (d. 1974)
  • 1949 – Ralph Goodale, Canadian lawyer and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Finance
  • 1949 – Bill James, American historian and author
  • 1949 – B. W. Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1949 – Yashiki Takajin, Japanese singer and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1950 – “Fast” Eddie Clarke, English rock guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1950 – Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1950 – Edward P. Jones, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1950 – James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1951 – Karen Allen, American actress
  • 1951 – Bob Geldof, British singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1952 – Clive Barker, English author, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Harold Faltermeyer, German keyboard player, composer, and producer
  • 1952 – Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and Prime Minister
  • 1953 – Philip Hampton, English-Scottish accountant and businessman
  • 1953 – Roy Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player
  • 1955 – John Alexander, English footballer
  • 1955 – Jean-Jacques Lafon, French singer-songwriter
  • 1955 – Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell, English academic and businessman
  • 1957 – Mark Geragos, American lawyer
  • 1957 – Lee Thompson, English singer-songwriter and saxophonist
  • 1957 – Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1958 – André Kuipers, Dutch physician and astronaut
  • 1958 – Neil Peart, Australian footballer
  • 1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author
  • 1959 – Maya Lin, American architect and sculptor, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial
  • 1959 – Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – David Shannon, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Kenan İpek, Turkish lawyer and judge
  • 1960 – Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1960 – Daniel Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1960 – David Kirk, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1961 – Pato Banton, English singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – David Bryson, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – Sharon Cheslow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Michael Andretti, American race car driver
  • 1962 – Thomas Herbst, German footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Caron Keating, British television host (d. 2004)
  • 1963 – Laura Davies, English golfer and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Tony Dodemaide, Australian cricketer
  • 1963 – Michael Hadschieff, Austrian speed skater
  • 1963 – Nick Robinson, English journalist and blogger
  • 1964 – Dave Dederer, American guitarist and singer
  • 1964 – Philip A. Haigh, English historian and author
  • 1964 – Malik Saidullaev, Russian businessman
  • 1964 – Korina Sanchez, Filipino journalist
  • 1965 – Trace Armstrong, American football player and agent
  • 1965 – Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Patrick Roy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1966 – Dennis Byrd, American football player (d. 2016)
  • 1966 – Sean M. Carroll, American physicist, cosmologist, and academic
  • 1966 – Terri Runnels, American wrestler and manager
  • 1966 – Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker player and referee
  • 1967 – Rex Chapman, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Guy Pearce, English-Australian actor
  • 1967 – Dorian West, Welsh-English rugby player
  • 1970 – Josie Bissett, American actress
  • 1970 – Matthew Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1970 – Audie Pitre, American singer and bass player (d. 1997)
  • 1970 – Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian pianist and composer
  • 1970 – Cal Wilson, New Zealand comedian, actress, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Tonia Antoniazzi, British politician
  • 1971 – Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Annely Akkermann, Estonian banker and politician
  • 1972 – Aaron Guiel, Canadian baseball player
  • 1972 – Grant Hill, American basketball player and actor
  • 1972 – Thomas Roberts, American journalist and actor
  • 1973 – Cédric Villani, French mathematician and academic
  • 1974 – Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist and actor
  • 1974 – Colin Meloy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Anousjka van Exel, Dutch tennis player
  • 1975 – Bobo Baldé, French-Guinean footballer
  • 1975 – Carson Ellis, American painter and illustrator
  • 1975 – Parminder Nagra, English actress
  • 1975 – Monica Rial, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress
  • 1976 – Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian-Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic
  • 1976 – Royston Tan, Singaporean director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
  • 1977 – Hugleikur Dagsson, Icelandic author, illustrator, and critic
  • 1977 – Vinnie Paz, Italian-American rapper and producer
  • 1977 – Konstantin Zyryanov, Russian footballer
  • 1978 – Mark Gower, English footballer
  • 1978 – Jesse Palmer, Canadian football player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Shane Ryan, Irish footballer and hurler
  • 1978 – James Valentine, American guitarist
  • 1978 – Steinar Nickelsen, Norwegian organist and composer
  • 1978 – Morgan Webb, Canadian-American television host and producer
  • 1979 – Vince Grella, Australian footballer
  • 1979 – Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Paul Thomas, American bass player
  • 1980 – James Toseland, English motorcycle racer
  • 1981 – Jeanette Antolin, American gymnast
  • 1981 – Joel Lindpere, Estonian footballer
  • 1981 – Andy Nägelein, German footballer
  • 1982 – Michael Roos, Estonian-American football player
  • 1982 – Steve Williams, Australian-German rugby player
  • 1983 – Jesse Eisenberg, American actor and writer
  • 1983 – Florian Mayer, German tennis player
  • 1983 – Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 – Naima Adedapo, American singer and dancer
  • 1984 – Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1985 – Nicola Roberts, English singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Mladen Bartulović, Croatian footballer
  • 1987 – Dillon Francis, American DJ and record producer
  • 1987 – Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 – Tim Ream, American soccer player
  • 1987 – Park So-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1987 – Luigi Vitale, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Benny Howell, English cricketer
  • 1988 – Bahar Kızıl, German singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Maja Salvador, Filipino actress, dancer, singer, and host
  • 1989 – Kelsey Adrian, Canadian basketball player
  • 1989 – Marcel Baude, German footballer
  • 1989 – Ify Ibekwe, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Nathan Peats, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Xiao Zhan, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1992 – Kevin Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • 2006 – Jacob Tremblay, Canadian actor
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October 5 deaths

  • 578 – Justin II, Byzantine emperor (b. 520)
  • 610 – Phocas, Byzantine emperor
  • 989 – Henry III, duke of Bavaria (b. 940)
  • 1056 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1016)
  • 1111 – Robert II, count of Flanders (b. 1065)
  • 1112 – Sigebert of Gembloux, French monk, historian, and author (b. 1030)
  • 1214 – Alfonso VIII, king of Castile and Toledo (b. 1155)
  • 1225 – Al-Nasir, Abbasid caliph (b. 1158)
  • 1285 – Philip III, king of France (b. 1245)
  • 1354 – Giovanni Visconti, Italian cardinal (b. 1290)
  • 1398 – Blanche of Navarre, queen of France (b. 1330)
  • 1399 – Raymond of Capua, Italian priest and Master General (b. c. 1330)
  • 1524 – Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter (b. c. 1480)
  • 1528 – Richard Foxe, English bishop and academic (b. 1448)
  • 1540 – Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet and educator (b. 1488)
  • 1564 – Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1510)
  • 1565 – Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1522)
  • 1606 – Philippe Desportes, French poet and author (b. 1546)
  • 1629 – Heribert Rosweyde, Jesuit hagiographer (b. 1569)
  • 1714 – Kaibara Ekken, Japanese botanist and philosopher (b. 1630)
  • 1740 – Jean-Philippe Baratier, German astronomer and scholar (b. 1721)
  • 1777 – Johann Andreas Segner, Slovak-German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
  • 1802 – Sanité Bélair, Haitian freedom fighter (b. 1781)
  • 1805 – Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1738)
  • 1813 – Tecumseh, American tribal leader (b. 1768)
  • 1827 – William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1761)
  • 1848 – Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (b. 1781)
  • 1861 – Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1778)
  • 1880 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (b. 1819)
  • 1885 – Thomas C. Durant, American railroad tycoon (b. 1820)
  • 1895 – Ralph Tollemache, English priest (b. 1826)
  • 1913 – Hans von Bartels, German painter and educator (b. 1856)
  • 1914 – Albert Solomon, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1876)
  • 1918 – Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (b. 1888)
  • 1921 – John Storey, Australian politician, 20th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1869)
  • 1927 – Sam Warner, Polish-American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1887)
  • 1929 – Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (b. 1876)
  • 1930 – Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, Indian-English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Air (b. 1875)
  • 1933 – Renée Adorée, French-American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1933 – Nikolai Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  • 1936 – J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (b. 1898)
  • 1938 – Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (b. 1905)
  • 1938 – Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (b. 1858)
  • 1940 – Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded the Volunteers of America (b. 1857)
  • 1940 – Lincoln Loy McCandless, American rancher and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1940 – Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)
  • 1941 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1856)
  • 1942 – Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)
  • 1943 – Leon Roppolo, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1950 – Frederic Lewy, German-American neurologist and academic (b. 1885)
  • 1952 – Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1967 – Clifton Williams, American astronaut (b. 1932)
  • 1976 – Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1976 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1981 – Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1983 – Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1983 – Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded the Tupperware Corporation (b. 1907)
  • 1985 – Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)
  • 1986 – Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver and accountant (b. 1947)
  • 1986 – Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (b. 1898)
  • 1986 – James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1919)
  • 1992 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 1996 – Seymour Cray, American engineer and businessman, founded CRAY Inc (b. 1925)
  • 1997 – Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2000 – Johanna Döbereiner, Brazilian agronomist (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2001 – Mike Mansfield, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1903)
  • 2002 – Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Dan Snyder, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • 2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist, director, and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2004 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – William H. Dobelle, American biologist and academic (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Antonio Peña, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (b. 1953)
  • 2009 – Mike Alexander, English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1977)
  • 2010 – Bernard Clavel, French journalist and author (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Mary Leona Gage, American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (b. 1939)
  • 2010 – Steve Lee, Swiss singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2011 – Derrick Bell, American academic and scholar (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Bert Jansch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
  • 2011 – Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar (b. 1955)
  • 2011 – Charles Napier, American actor and singer (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Keith Campbell, English biologist and academic (b. 1954)
  • 2012 – Vojin Dimitrijević, Croatian-Serbian lawyer and activist (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – James W. Holley, III, American dentist and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Edvard Mirzoyan, Georgian-Armenian composer and educator (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Claude Pinoteau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Carlo Lizzani, Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (b. 1976)
  • 2014 – David Chavchavadze, English-American CIA officer and author (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Andrea de Cesaris, Italian racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2014 – Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Joker Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2015 – Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (b. 1948)
  • 2016 – Brock Yates, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
  • 2017 – Eberhard van der Laan, Dutch politician, mayor of Amsterdam (b. 1955)
Dont Miss!   October 6 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • World Space Week (October 4–10)
  • Armed Forces Day (Indonesia)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anna Schäffer
    • Faustina Kowalska
    • Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Blessed Bartolo Longo
    • Thraseas
    • Hor and Susia (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria)
    • Placid and Maurus
    • Placidus (martyr)
    • October 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Vanuatu)
  • Engineer’s Day (Bolivia)
  • International Day of No Prostitution
  • Republic Day (Portugal)
  • Teachers’ Day (Pakistan)
  • Teachers’ Day (Russia)
  • World Teachers’ Day

October 5 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of October (October 5 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic October 5 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more October events, October holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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