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Friday 5 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Constitution Day in Vanuatu
  • International Day of No Prostitution (IDNP is an awareness day that was first observed in 2002. Locations at which IDNP was observed in its inaugural year included the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Events

  • 1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1982 – Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
  • 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 1962 – The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.
  • 1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
  • 1914 – World War I: First aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1857 – The City of Anaheim, California is founded.
  • 1813 – Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
  • 1665 – The University of Kiel is founded.

Births

  • 2005 – Lulu Wilson, American actress
  • 1989 – Ify Ibekwe, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Kevin Olusola, American musician, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer (Pentatonix)
  • 1987 – Dillon Francis, American DJ and record producer
  • 1987 – Tim Ream, American soccer player
  • 1984 – Naima Adedapo, American singer and dancer
  • 1983 – Jesse Eisenberg, American actor and writer
  • 1982 – Michael Roos, Estonian-American football player
  • 1980 – Paul Thomas, American bass player
  • 1978 – James Valentine, American guitarist
  • 1978 – Morgan Webb, Canadian-American television host and producer
  • 1977 – Vinnie Paz, Italian-American rapper and producer
  • 1976 – J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
  • 1975 – Carson Ellis, American painter and illustrator
  • 1975 – Monica Rial, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Colin Meloy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist and actor
  • 1972 – Grant Hill, American basketball player and actor
  • 1972 – Thomas Roberts, American journalist and actor
  • 1970 – Audie Pitre, American singer and bass player (d. 1997)
  • 1970 – Josie Bissett, American actress
  • 1967 – Rex Chapman, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Dennis Byrd, American football player
  • 1966 – Sean M. Carroll, American physicist, cosmologist, and academic
  • 1966 – Terri Runnels, American wrestler and manager
  • 1965 – Trace Armstrong, American football player and agent
  • 1964 – Dave Dederer, American guitarist and singer
  • 1962 – Michael Andretti, American race car driver
  • 1961 – David Bryson, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Counting Crows)
  • 1961 – Sharon Cheslow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Daniel Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1959 – David Shannon, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – Maya Lin, American architect and sculptor, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial
  • 1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author
  • 1957 – Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1957 – Mark Geragos, American lawyer
  • 1951 – Karen Allen, American actress
  • 1950 – Edward P. Jones, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1950 – James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1950 – Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1949 – B. W. Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1949 – Bill James, American historian and author
  • 1948 – Carter Cornelius, American singer (d. 1991)
  • 1948 – Russell Mael, American vocalist
  • 1948 – Tawl Ross, American guitarist
  • 1946 – Heather MacRae, American actress
  • 1943 – Ben Cardin, American lawyer and politician
  • 1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Richard Street, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Roy Book Binder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1940 – John Byrne Cooke, American author and photographer (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – Walter Wolf, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Walter Wolf Racing
  • 1938 – Johnny Duncan, American country singer (d. 2006)
  • 1938 – Teresa Heinz, Mozambican-American businesswoman and philanthropist
  • 1937 – Barry Switzer, American football player and coach
  • 1937 – Carlo Mastrangelo, American doo-wop singer (The Belmonts) (d. 2016)
  • 1933 – Billy Lee Riley, American rockabilly musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer (d. 2009)
  • 1933 – Doug Bailey, American political consultant, founded The Hotline (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Richard F. Gordon Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1928 – Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (d. 1974)
  • 1926 – Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer and educator (d. 1979)
  • 1925 – Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1925 – Walter Dale Miller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Bill Dana, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Frederic Morton, Austrian-American banker, journalist, and author (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)
  • 1921 – Bill Willis, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Allen Ludden, American television personality and game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1916 – Stetson Kennedy, American author and activist (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2007)
  • 1909 – Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (d. 2011)
  • 1908 – Joshua Logan, American director and screenwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Mrs. Miller, American novelty singer (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1905 – Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1905 – John Hoyt, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1903 – M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1902 – Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
  • 1901 – John Alton, Austrian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1899 – Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (d. 1961)
  • 1892 – Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (d. 1969)
  • 1888 – Mary Fuller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1882 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1879 – Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1878 – Louise Dresser, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1877 – Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1858 – Helen Churchill Candee, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
  • 1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1824 – Henry Chadwick, English-American historian and author (d. 1908)
  • 1820 – David Wilber, American lawyer and politician (d. 1890)
  • 1703 – Jonathan Edwards, American pastor and theologian (d. 1758)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Brock Yates, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – David Chavchavadze, English-American CIA officer and author (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – James W. Holley, III, American dentist and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Charles Napier, American actor and singer (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Derrick Bell, American academic and scholar (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar (b. 1955)
  • 2010 – Mary Leona Gage, American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Antonio Peña, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (b. 1953)
  • 2004 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – William H. Dobelle, American biologist and academic (b. 1941)
  • 2003 – Dan Snyder, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • 2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist, director, and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2001 – Mike Mansfield, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1903)
  • 1997 – Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 1996 – Seymour Cray, American engineer and businessman, founded CRAY Inc (b. 1925)
  • 1992 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 1986 – Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (b. 1898)
  • 1985 – Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)
  • 1983 – Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded the Tupperware Corporation (b. 1907)
  • 1981 – Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1976 – Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1976 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1967 – Clifton Williams, American astronaut (b. 1932)
  • 1950 – Frederic Lewy, German-American neurologist and academic (b. 1885)
  • 1943 – Leon Roppolo, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1942 – Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)
  • 1941 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1856)
  • 1940 – Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded the Volunteers of America (b. 1857)
  • 1940 – Lincoln Loy McCandless, American rancher and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1933 – Renée Adorée, French-American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1929 – Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (b. 1876)
  • 1927 – Sam Warner, Polish-American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1887)
  • 1813 – Tecumseh, American tribal leader (b. 1768)
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