This was 279th day of the year and 87 days remained in the year.

October 5 Birthdays

Raymond A. Kroc
1902—1984 b. Chicago, Ill.

Jonathan Edwards
theologian (1703)

Francesco Guardi
landscape and architectural painter (1712)

Denis Diderot
encyclopedist (1713)

Chester A. Arthur
former president (1830)

Louis LumiƩre
inventor (1864)

Vaclav Havel
political leader, dramatist, poet (1936)

Bob Geldof
rock musician (1951)

Maya Lin
architect and artist (1959)

Mario Lemieux
hockey player (1965)

Kate Winslet
actress (1975)

October 5 in History


Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.


King Manuel II was overnthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.


The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.


In the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.


Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.


Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.


Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.

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