OCTOBER 5 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1550 – Foundation of Concepción city in Chile was on the 5th October 1550.

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.

1858 – Helen Churchill Candee the American author, journalist and survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic was born on the 5th October 1858 (died 1949).

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).

1902 – Larry Fine the American actor and comedian from The Three Stooges was born on the 5th October 1902 (died 1975).

1902 – Ray Kroc the American businessman was born on the 5th October 1902 (died 1984). Ray Kroc joined McDonald’s in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world.

1903 – Sir Samuel Griffith was appointed the 1st Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O’Connor were appointed as foundation justices on the 5th day of October in 1903.

1905 – Wilbur Wright made a world record flight in Wright Flyer III, a distance of 24 miles in 39 minutes, on the 5th day of October in 1905. This world record stood for 3 years until 1908.

1921 – World Series Baseball was broadcast on the radio for the first time on the 5th day of October in 1921.

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).

1943Steve Miller the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Steve Miller Band was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the 5th October 1943. The Joker was No.1 on the Billboard Top 100 charts in 1973

1945 – Brian Connolly the Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Sweet was born on the 5th October 1945 (died 1997).

1947 – Brian Johnson the English singer-songwriter from AC/DC was born on the 5th October 1947.

1947 – The 1st televised White House address was given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman on the 5th day of October in 1947.

1948 – Tawl Ross the American guitarist from Funkadelic was born on the 5th October 1948.

1950 – Eddie Clarke the English guitarist from Motörhead was born on the 5th October 1950.

1950 – James Rizzi the American painter was born on the 5th October 1950 (died 2011).

1951 – Bob Geldof the Irish singer-songwriter  from The Boomtown Rats was born on the 5th October 1951.

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.

1957 – Lee Thompson the English singer-songwriter and saxophonist from Madness was born on the 5th October 1957.

1959 – Maya Lin the American architect, sculptor and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial was born on the 5th October 1959.

1962 – The James Bond film series was released on the 5th day of October in 1962, with Dr. No as the first in the James Bond film series.

1962 – The Beatles’ 1st single Love Me Do was released in the United Kingdom on the 5th day of October in 1962. The song on side 2 was P.S. I Love You.

1967 – Guy Pearce the English-Australian actor and singer was born on the 5th October 1967.

1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus on BBC One TV aired for the first time on the 5th day of October in 1969.

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.

1978 – James Valentine the American guitarist from Maroon 5 was born on the 5th October 1978.

1980 – Paul Thomas the American bass player from Good Charlotte was born on the 5th October 1980.

1984 – Marc Garneau became the 1st Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on the 5th day of October in 1984.

1985 – Nicola Roberts the English singer-songwriter from Girls Aloud was born on the 5th October 1985.

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.

1991Linux 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).

2011 – Steve Jobs the American businessman and co-founder of Apple Inc. died on the 5th October 2011 (born 1955).

Today in History for October 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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