1100 – Henry I was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey on the 5th August 1100.
1620 – The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England on the 5th August 1620, on its 1st attempt to reach North America.
1908 – Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 5th August 1908 (died 1967).
1928 ~ Jeff Carter the Australian photographer and author was born in Melbourne on the 5th August 1928 (died 25th October 2010 aged 82). Jeff Carter’s official website: www.JeffCarterPhotos.com
1930 ~ Neil Armstrong the American astronaut and first man on the Moon, was born on the 5th day of August in 1930 (died in 2012 aged 82).
1945 – Loni Anderson the American actress was born on the 5th August 1945.
1947 – Angry Anderson the Australian singer-songwriter from Rose Tattoo, The Party Boys, and Buster Brown was born on the 5th August 1947.
1953 – Samantha Sang the Australian singer was born on the 5th August 1953.
1962 – Nelson Mandela was jailed on the 5th August 1962, and not released until 1990.
Today in History for August 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…