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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 7 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Hills - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Writing's On The Wall - Sam Smith