1665 – The University of Kiel was founded on the 5th October 1665.
1712 – Francesco Guardi the Italian painter was born on the 5th October 1712 (died 1793).
1857 – The City of Anaheim, California was founded on the 5th October 1857.
1882 – Robert H. Goddard the American physicist and inventor was born on the 5th October 1882 (died 1945).
1898 – Nachum Gutman the Israeli painter was born on the 5th October 1989 (died 1980).
1922 – Bil Keane the American cartoonist was born on the 5th October 1922 (died 2011).
1924 – Bob Thaves the American cartoonist was born on the 5th October 1924 (died 2006).
1929 – Richard F. Gordon, Jr. the American captain and astronaut was born on the 5th October 1929.
1930 – British Airship R101 crashed in France on the 5th October 1930, while en route to India on its maiden voyage.
1930 – Pavel Popovich the Soviet astronaut was born on the 5th October 1930 (died 2009).
1950 – James Rizzi the American painter was born on the 5th October 1950 (died 2011).
1955 ~ WiLBUR WiLDE the most popular Australian saxophonist was born Nicholas ‘Nick’ Aitken on the 5th October 1955. He is well known for his saxophone playing in OL’ 55 and JO JO ZEP & The FALCONS. Wilbur Wilde became a household name spanning 3 decades, during his 15-years in the house band on Hey Hey It’s Saturday (1984–1999 & 2009–2010). Wilbur also had a very popular drive time show on Vega 91.5fm (now known as Smooth FM) from 2005 to 2008.
1967 – Guy Pearce the English-Australian actor and singer was born on the 5th October 1967.
1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded in the United States on the 5th day of October in 1970.
1970 – Josie Bissett the American actress was born on the 5th October 1970.
1970 – Cal Wilson the New Zealand comedian and actress was born on the 5th October 1970.
1975 – Kate Winslet the English actress and singer was born on the 5th October 1975.
1975 – Carson Ellis the American illustrator was born on the 5th October 1975.
1977 – Hugleikur Dagsson the Icelandic cartoonist, scriptwriter and critic was born on the 5th October 1977.
1986 – Israeli secret nuclear weapons were revealed by the British newspaper The Sunday Times with Mordechai Vanunu‘s story on the front page on the 5th day of October in 1986, with the headline: “Revealed – the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
1990 – The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, was published for the last time on the 5th day of October in 1990.
1991 – Linux kernel version 0.02 was first officially released on the 5th day of October in 1991.
1991 – Betty Who the Australian singer-songwriter was born Jessica Newham in Sydney on the 5th October 1991. Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettyWhoMusic | Twitter: www.Twitter.com/BettyWhoMusic | YouTube video: Betty Who – Somebody Loves You – Official Music Video…
2004 – Rodney Dangerfield the American comedian and actor died on the 5th October 2004 (born 1921).
Today in History for October 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…