This was 5th day of the year and 360 days remained in the year.

January 5 Birthdays

Alvin Ailey
1931–1989, American Dancer, Choreographer.

Shah Jahan
Indian Mughal Emperor (1592)

Zebulon Pike
explorer (1779)

Constantin Stanislavsky
actor, producer, teacher (1863)

Konrad Adenauer
West German chancellor (1876)

George Reeves
actor (1914)

Robert Duvall
actor (1931)

Umberto Eco
novelist, essayist, and scholar (1932)

Hayao Miyazaki
filmmaker, animator (1941)

Diane Keaton
actress, director (1946)

Bradley Cooper
actor (1975)

January 5 in History


A German newspaper reported German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays.


Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.


Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor of a state (Wyoming).


President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.


INS Commissioner Doris Meissner ruled that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez must be returned to Cuba.

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