What Happened on October 5, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday

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 Jerry Brown of California 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 ┼îmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Malaria)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta

Famous Deaths

  • Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65
  • Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67