All About October 5th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
October 5th Holidays
- Do Something Nice Day
October 5th – This holiday encourages us to do something nice for someone. Volunteer, send a card or flowers, help a random stranger if you see they are in need. Call an old friend. Just put a smile on someone’s face today.
- Global James Bond Day
October 5th – Today we celebrate James Bond on the anniversary of the release of Dr. No in 1962.
- National Apple Betty Day
October 5th – National Apple Betty Day is dedicated to Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s favorite dessert. Here is a recipe for you to try out.
- National Get Funky Day
October 5th – Funkytown Fitness founded National Get Funky day to help people break free of their usual routine and comfort zone and break loose, have fun, be silly!
- National Storytelling Day
October 5th – National Storytelling Day started In 1973, when Jimmy Neil Smith, a high school journalism teacher, and a carload of students heard Grand Ole Opry regular Jerry Clower tell a story over the radio about coon hunting in Mississippi. Smith was inspired and wanted to create a story telling festival in Northeast Tennessee. In October 1973, the first National Storytelling Festival was held in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Nowadays, the National Storytelling Festival is held the first full weekend of October in Jonesborough, Tennessee at the International Storytelling Center. People all over the world now celebrate by telling their own tales on radio, at events, on social media.
- World Teachers’ Day
October 5th – This day is to recognize teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. Today is about honoring teachers and all they do to help others and making sure they get the tools they need to do so.
October 5th Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue and Gwen Stefani.
October 5th Trivia
- 1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews’ passports are invalidated.
- 1943 – The #1 song on the Billboard was Sunday, Monday, or Always by Bing Crosby.
- 1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
- 1947 – Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the US, gives the first televised presidential speech.
- 1947 – The #1 movie was Unconquered.
- 1948 – The Ashgabat earthquake kills between 10,000 and 110,000 people.
- 1956 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist was born in Manhattan, New York City, NY.
- 1957 – Bernie Mac, American stand-up comedian was born in Chicago, Il.
- 1962 – James Bond makes his theatrical debut.
- 1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus makes its debut.
- 1973 – The #1 song on the Billboard was We’re an American Band by Grand Funk.
- 1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress, singer was born in Reading, United Kingdom.
- 1981 – The #1 movie was Chariots of Fire.
- 1983 – Jesse Eisenberg, American actor was born in Queens, New York City, NY.
- 1984 – First Canadian in space, Marc Garneau, flew as the payload specialist on STS-41-G, the 6th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger. The flight that launched on this day was also the first space mission to have 2 women – Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan.
- 1985 – The #1 songs on the Billboard was Money for Nothing by Dire Straits.
- 1994 . The #1 song on the Billboard was I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men.
- 2011 – Steve Jobs. American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc., Pixar.
- 2019 – Truth Hurts by Lizzo was the #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard.
- 2021 – The #1 movie was Dear Evan Hansen starring Ben Platt.