What Happened on October 5

Significant Events

  • 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries
  • 1789 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • 1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 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
  • 1978 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
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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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