What Happened on October 5th

Historical Events

  • 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
  • 1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • 1922 Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
  • 1962 Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
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Did You Know?

Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC

On October 5, 1969

Famous Weddings

  • 1937 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)
  • 1945 Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California
  • 1968 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland
  • 1971 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)
  • 1981 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica

Famous Divorces

  • 1991 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2007 Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage
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