On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1905

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Orville and Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright

Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
1905 Highlights

About October 5, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra