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On this day... October 5, 2017

Fun and historical facts for October 5th

Jim Clerkin
October 05, 2017 - 8:43 am
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OCTOBER 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GET FUNKY DAY

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY
  • TODAY IS RHODE ISLAND APPRECIATION DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHESTER A. ARTHUR (1829-1886)
  • LARRY FINE (THREE STOOGES) (1902-1975)
  • RAY KROC (1902-1984)
  • STEVE MILLER (1943, 74)
  • JEFF CONAWAY (1950-2011)

  • KAREN ALLEN (1951, 66)
  • BOB GELDOF (1951, 66)
  • CLIVE BARKER (1952, 65)
  • BERNIE MAC (1957-2008)

  • DANIEL BALDWIN (1960-57)
  • MARIO LEMIEUX (1965, 52)
  • PATRICK ROY (1965, 52)
  • GUY PEARCE (1967, 50)
  • GRANT HILL (1972, 45)
  • KATE WINSLET (1975, 42)

  • JESSE EISENBERG (1983, 34)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1568, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS BEGINS HER TRIAL
  • IN 1813, SHAWNEE CHIEF TECUMSEH DIES IN BATTLE AT 45
  • IN 1912, THE RED SOX WIN THEIR 105TH GAME OF THE SEASON

  • IN 1914, THE FIRST EVER PERSON DIES IN AERIAL COMBAT IN WWI
  • IN 1916, ADOLF HITLER IS INJURED IN BATTLE BY AN EXPLODING SHELL IN WWI
  • IN 1924, LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE DEBUTS IN THE NY DAILY NEWS

  • IN 1945, “MEET THE PRESS” PREMIERES ON RADIO
  • IN 1945, A SIX MONTH STRIKE IN HOLLYWOOD BY SET DECORATORS DEVOLVES INTO A BLOODY RIOT DUBBED “HOLLYWOOD BLACK FRIDAY”
  • IN 1945, 18 YEAR OLD JANET LEIGH MARRIES STANLEY REAMES
  • IN 1947, PRESIDENT TRUMAN MAKES THE FIRST TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

  • IN 1953, EARL WARREN IS SWORN IN AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE US
  • IN 1953, NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS HOLDS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING
  • IN 1956, “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” IS RELEASED IN THE US
  • IN 1961, AUDREY HEPBURN’S “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S” IS RELEASED

  • IN 1962, THE BEATLES RELEASE “LOVE ME DO”, THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE
  • IN 1962, “DR. NO” IS RELEASED STARRING SEAN CONNERY AS JAMES BOND
  • IN 1968, CHARLES BRONSON MARRIES JILL IRELAND
  • IN 1969, “MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS” DEBUTS ON THE BBC

  • IN 1970, PBS BEGINS BROADCASTING AS A US TELEVISION NETWORK
  • IN 1973, ELTON JOHN RELEASES “GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD”
  • IN 1982, 264,000 BOTTLES OF TYLENOL ARE REMOVED FROM SHELVES AFTER 8 PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY CYANIDE LACED CAPSULES. THE CASE IS NEVER SOLVED
  • IN 1983, LECH WALESA WINS THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • IN 1989, JIM BAKKER IS CONVICTED OF FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY
  • IN 1990, “HENRY AND JUNE” BECOMES THE FIRST NC-17 FILM RELEASED
  • IN 2000, MASS DEMONSTRATIONS, DUBBED “THE BULLDOZER REVOLUTION” LEAD TO THE OUSTER OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IN SERBIA
  • IN 2001, ROBERT STEVENS IN THE FIRST TO DIE IN THE POST 9/11 ANTHRAX SCARE
  • IN 2001, TOM RIDGE IS NAMED THE FIRST SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
  • IN 2001, BARRY BONDS SETS THE CURRENT SINGLE SEASON HOME RUN RECORD AT 71

  • IN 2004, TIGER WOODS MARRIES ELIN NORDEGREN
  • IN 2004, RODNEY DANGERFIELD DIES AT 82
  • IN 2005, STEPHANIE MEYER RELEASES HER FIRST “TWILIGHT” BOOK
  • IN 2007, REESE WITHERSPOON AND RYAN PHILLIPE DIVORCE
  • IN 2011, STEVE JOBS LOSES HIS LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER AT 56
  • IN 2015, 12 COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
  • IN 2015, GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN (D-CA) SIGNS A “RIGHT TO DIE” BILL
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