On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2015

Historical Events

  • Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Governor of California Jerry Brown signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die"

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Malaria)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta

Famous Deaths

  • Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65
  • Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67
2015 Highlights

About October 5, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra