On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 2015

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), dies at 101