On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 2010

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ai Weiwei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities because of a planned party to mark the demolition of his new studio in Shanghai

Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist and Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian P─âunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)