October 5 in Pop Culture HIstory

October 5th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts

October 5th History Highlights

  • 1877 – Chiff Joseph surrendered to US Cavalry Forces. He famously stated: “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”
  • 2001 – Barry Bonds hit Home Runs #71 & 72, beating Mark McGuire’s prior record. He went on the hit 73 for the season and is still the current record.
  • If you were born on October 5th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 12th (same year)

World Teachers Day

October 5, 1994, was the first celebration of World Teachers Day. This day is set aside to commemorate and celebrate teachers in the local community. The day has been recognized by The United Nations. Communities are encouraged to sponsor and plan events around the day. Many countries including the United States celebrate this day.

October 5th is…

Apple Betty Day
Chic Spy Day
Do Something Nice Day
Get Funky Day
World Teachers Day

October 5th Birthday Quotes

“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

“If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.”
– Chester A. Arthur

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
– Robert H. Goddard

“Since I came here I have learned that Chester A. Arthur is one man and the President of the United States is another.”
– Chester A. Arthur

“It strikes me as being morally repulsive and intellectually absurd that people die of want in a world of surplus.”
– Bob Geldof

“All I ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.”
– Clive Barker

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
– Bil Keane

October 5th Birthdays

1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American politician, 21st President of the United States (died in 1886)
1864 – Louis Lumiere, movie pioneer, and inventor (died in 1948)
1882 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (died in 1945)
1902 – Larry Fine, American comedian, Founding Stooge (died in 1975)
1919 – Donald Pleasence, English actor (died in 1995)
1922 – Bil Keane, American cartoonist, Family Circus (died in 2011)
1923 – Glynis Johns, South African-born British actress
1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter
1950 – Jeff Conaway, American actor (died in 2011)
1951 – Karen Allen, American actress
1951 – Bob Geldof, British singer-songwriter
1952 – Clive Barker, English author, director, producer, and screenwriter
1952 – Harold Faltermeyer, German keyboard player
1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author

October 5th History

1944 – Suffrage was extended to women in France.

1947 – The first televised White House address was given by US President Harry S. Truman.

1950 – You Bet Your Life, featuring Groucho Marx, premiered on NBC.

1957 – #1 Hit October 5, 1957 – October 18, 1957: Jimmie Rodgers – Honeycomb

1959 – #1 Hit October 5, 1959 – November 15, 1959: Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife

1962Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

1966 There was a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor, near Detroit, Michigan.

1969 – The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC One. It ran 45 episodes, until 1974.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began broadcasting and National Educational Television (NET) closed.

1974 – #1 Hit October 5, 1974 – October 18, 1974: Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You

1982 – Johnson & Johnson began a nationwide product recall in the US for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago were found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.

1984 – Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space, flying aboard the US Space Shuttle Challenger.

1991 – #1 Hit October 5, 1991 – October 11, 1991: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway – Good Vibrations

1991 – The first official version of the Linux kernel (version 0.02) was released.

2001 – Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire’s single-season home run total with the 71st and 72nd home runs.

2002 – #1 Hit October 5, 2002 – November 8, 2002: Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This

2011 – American Horror Story premiered on FX

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Harvard’s endowment fund is beggir than Russia’s entire federal education budget.

A group of Telephones is a Ring.

I have a 4.0 GPA and I still can’t determine my rights and lefts until I make a weird gesture with my hands.

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” -The Wizard of Oz (1939) #moviequotes

Congratulate a single female performer with “Brava!”

We use escalators, get fat, and then use Stairmasters.

“bring your nickels, tap your feet” #misunderstoodlyrics

SWIMS upside down is also SWIMS

H is probably the hardest letter to spell the sound of.

Female lions do most of the hunting for the Pride.

“Sometimes when you’re doin’ simple things around the house, maybe you’ll think of me and smile.” #songlyrics

More Pop Culture History Resources