On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff is published by Henry Holt and Company
  • Kitwe in Zambia bans shaking hands and the sale of fresh food in attempt to prevent a cholera outbreak
  • North Korea accepts South Korean invitation for high-level talks

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, dies at 80
  • Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), dies at 86
  • John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), dies of pneumonia complications at 87
  • José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, dies of lung cancer at 81