October 5 Events in History - October 5 Birthdays - October 5 Deaths
2014 Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to split into two companies: HP Enterprise, focused on enterprise products and services, and HP Inc., focused on printing and personal computing; the move will be completed in 2015
2014 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe, neuroscientists who discovered the brain cells responsible for positioning and navigation memory
2013 Sydney, Australia welcomes Harry, the Prince of Wales, who has come to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy
2013 The 350,000 workers furloughed since the recent government shutdown return to work at the Department of Defense
2012 In the U.S., five people have died from fungal meningitis, and 47 are infected; all contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated medicine
2012 After a strike over working conditions, the world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo Platinum Limited, fires 12,000 people in South Africa
2011 American innovator, businessman, co-founder and longtime CEO of Apple Inc., dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56
2011 Off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, the MV Rena container ship runs aground, causing a large oil spill and affecting wildlife in the Bay of Plenty
2010 A new, though threatened, language known as Koro, is discovered by a team of linguists on an expedition to Arunachal Pradesh, in northeastern India
2009 A train travelling through heavy rain in Hua Hin in southern Thailand, is derailed, killing serval people and injuring dozens
1998 House Judiciary Committee recommends a full impeachment inquiry
1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Netherlands (4-1)
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
1997 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
1997 STS-86 (Atlantis 20) lands
1997 Vantage Senior Golf Championship
1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
1996 New York Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits home runs in a post season game
1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 68 performances
1994 28th Country Music Association Award
1994 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
1993 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1993 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum
1993 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
1992 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
1992 El Al cargo jet crashes into apartment complex in Amsterdam (250 die)
1992 New York senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 minutes
1992 U.S. Air goes on strike
1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
1991 Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies
1991 New Jersey Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
1991 U.S.S.R. reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
1991 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
1991 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
1988 Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1985 Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1982 1st New Jersey Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
1982 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, New Mexico
1981 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
1980 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1980 Yankees set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1978 Sweden's Falldin government falls
1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 43 performances
1976 Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
1970 PBS becomes a network
1970 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
1968 Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, California (ABC) begins
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 San Francisco Fire Department Museum is dedicated
1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
1963 Hyde St. Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
1962 Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
1961 China and Nepal sign treaty
1960 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain - Ireland, 7 - 4 at Lindrick GC, England
1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern U.S.
1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of U.S.
1953 50th World Series sees New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as New York Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yankees win record 5th consec WS
1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 100 performances
1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, New York (IND) begins
1947 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman
1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 36 performances
1945 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
1945 Indonesian army forms
1945 Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
1944 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in New York City
1944 Kerkrade (Netherlands) liberated
1943 U.S. air raid on Wake
1942 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
1942 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
1941 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4
1937 Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Washington (Herndon and Pangborn)
1931 Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in New York City
1930 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
1925 WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee begins radio transmissions
1924 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in New York City Daily News
1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
1922 Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yankees beat Giants 3-0
1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
1916 Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured
1912 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
1912 Yankees win final game at Hilltop stadium
1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
1907 Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Washington Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
1906 Henry Mathewson (New York Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
1905 Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
1900 6th U.S. Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago Golf Club Illinois
1900 Harry Vardon wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1897 Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
1896 William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in New York City
1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street, San Francisco opens
1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
1864 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
1863 Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
1862 Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS
1862 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
1833 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
1830 King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army
1823 Weber visits Beethoven
1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
1796 Spain declares war on England
1777 Washington begins assault on Germantown, Penn
1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
1693 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
1572 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
1568 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
1568 Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant
1511 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
1511 Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1465 French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
1450 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
1430 Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels
1349 Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon
869 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
610 Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople