1808 ~ Anton Füster the Austrian priest and activist was born on the 5th January 1808 (died 12th March 1881 aged 73). Anton Füster was an active member of the Association against the Torture of Animals, one of the 1st animal rights movements in Central Europe. See the Anton Füster bibliography & portrait
1931 ~ Robert Duvall the American actor and director was born on the 5th January 1931. Robert Duvall has won an Academy Award, 2 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards and a BAFTA. Robert Duvall has starred in The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, To Kill a Mockingbird, THX 1138, Joe Kidd, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II,MASH, Network, The Apostle, True Grit, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Falling Down, Tender Mercies, The Natural and Lonesome Dove.
1944 – The Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper on the 5th January 1944.
1969 – Marilyn Manson the American singer-songwriter was born on the 5th January 1969.
1975 ~ Bradley Cooper the American actor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 5th January 1975. Bradley Cooper first gained recognition on the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby. Bradley Cooper is also known for his roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), The Hangover trilogy (2009~2013), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2013). Bradley Cooper was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. YouTube video: Silver Linings Playbook Trailer (#2) Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solitano Jr., just released from a mental health facility into the care of his mother Dolores (Jacki Weaver) and father Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), after 8 months of treatment for bipolar disorder. Pat learns that his wife Nikki, has moved away, his father is out of work and into illegal bookmaking to start a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki who who sent him away…
1975 – Kylie Bax the New Zealand-American model and actress was born on the 5th January 1975.
2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, was discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz on the 5th January 2005, using images originally taken on the 21st October 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.