On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un

Famous Deaths

  • André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), dies at 89
  • Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, dies of Crohn's disease at 80