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Events of October 5th:

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

On this page, we have placed information about October 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 October 5th:

1829 Chester A. Arthur (21st US President)

Chester A. Arthur

1882 Robert Goddard (rocket scientist)

1902 Ray Kroc (founder McDonalds)

1902 Larry Fine (of The Three Stooges)

1919 Donald Pleasence (actor)

1922 Jock Stein (soccer player and manager)

1936 Vaclav Havel (playwright and President of the Czech Republic)

Vaclav Havel

1943 Steve Miller (musician)

1947 Brian Johnson (singer - Geordie, AC/DC)

1951 Karen Allen (actress)

1952 Clive Barker (author)

1954 Sir Bob Geldof (singer - Boomtown Rats, actor, TV presenter, humanitarian)

Bob Geldof

1975 Kate Winslet (actress)

1983 Nicky Hilton (heiress, model)

1983 Jesse Eisenberg (actor)

October 5th in History:

1910 Portugal overthrows its monarchy and declares itself a republic.

1962 The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do", in Britain.

1991 First official release of Linux (version 0.02).


October 5th is also:

Republic Day (Portugal)

International World Teachers' Day


People born on October 5th are Libra


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