- 1955 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was destroyed in World War II
Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly
On November 5, 1935
Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
On November 5, 1889
- 1940 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn
- 1941 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury
- 1977 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas