Birthdays in History on October 5

  • 1458 Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint
  • 1609 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • 1641 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1658 Mary of Modena, queen of James II of England (d. 1718)
  • 1695 John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)

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1703 Jonathan Edwards, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony (d. 1758)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1712 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter

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1713 Denis Diderot, French enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), born in Langres, Champagne (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1715 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
  • 1717 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)
  • 1781 Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • 1792 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1795 Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)
  • 1799 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
  • 1804 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
  • 1808 Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1808 Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
  • 1820 David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)

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1829 Chester A. Arthur, American politician(R) 21st President (1881-85), born in Fairfield Vermont (d. 1886)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • 1833 Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • 1836 George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1840 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • 1844 Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)
  • 1848 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
  • 1858 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • 1863 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1864 Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
  • 1881 Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist President of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
  • 1882 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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1882 Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (1st liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1884 Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
  • 1886 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • 1887 René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
  • 1889 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • 1890 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • 1892 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)
  • 1899 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • 1901 John Alton, cinematographer
  • 1901 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1903 Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
  • 1903 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1904 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
  • 1906 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • 1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • 1912 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • 1913 William Lehman, (Rep-D-FL, 1973- )
  • 1913 Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
  • 1917 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • 1919 Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
  • 1920 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1922 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • 1923 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • 1923 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1924 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
  • 1926 Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1927 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Willem de Kwaadsteniet, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1928 Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1929 Autherine Lucy, Shiloh, Alabama, 1st African American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • 1929 Richard F Gordon Jr, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1930 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • 1930 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer (Rep)
  • 1934 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Vaclav Havel, writer/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)
  • 1937 Barry Switzer, football coach (Oklahoma), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • 1938 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist
  • 1939 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • 1939 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • 1941 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • 1943 Benjamin L Cardin, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1944 Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1946 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
  • 1948 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • 1949 Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician
  • 1950 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1953 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1953 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • 1957 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • 1958 Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)
  • 1958 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • 1961 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • 1964 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • 1964 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • 1966 Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • 1972 Thomas Roberts, American news anchor
  • 1974 Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • 1976 Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President
  • 1979 Jaime Chambers, American television reporter