- 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries
- 1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die
- 1922 Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
- 1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House
- 1962 The Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
- 1962 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
On October 5, 1969