On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2011

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), dies at 75
  • Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

Person of interestFred Shuttlesworth

Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth

Person of interestSteve Jobs

Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

2011 Highlights

About October 5, 2011

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra