On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1903

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, born in San Saba, Texas (d. 1989)