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Events of August 5th:

August 5th is the 217th day of the year (218th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 5th:

1906 John Huston (film director)

1908 Harold Holt (Australian Prime Minister 1966-1967)

1930 Neil Armstrong (astronaut - first man to walk on the moon)

Neil Armstrong

1934 Gay Byrne (TV host)

1946 Loni Anderson (actress)

1948 Ray Clemence (soccer player)

1959 Pete Burns (singer - Dead or Alive, author)

1968 Marine Le Pen (French politican)

1978 Sam Hocevar (software engineer - Debian developer)

1980 Wayne Bridge (soccer player)


August 5th in History:

1100 Henry I crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey

1620 The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England.

1861 US Army abolishes flogging.

1884 Cornerstone of Statue of Liberty is laid.

Statue of Liberty

1960 Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) independent from France.

1962 Nelson Mandela jailed in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela

1965 War breaks out between India and Pakistan.

1981 President Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers.

Ronald Reagan

August 5th is also:

Victory and Homeland Thanks Day (Croatia)

Independence Day (Burkina Faso)


People born on August 5th are Leo


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