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Monday 5 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bank Transfer Day (United States)
  • Guy Fawkes Night (United Kingdom, New Zealand and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), and its related observances: - Pope Night (Thirteen Colonies)
  • Kanakadasa Jayanthi in India
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day in Ireland
  • West Country Carnival (English West Country)

Events

  • 2013 – India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.
  • 2007 – China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • 1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
  • 1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
  • 1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.
  • 1925 – Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.
  • 1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
  • 1872 – Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
  • 1862 – American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.
  • 1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
  • 1780 – French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
  • 1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

Births

  • 1992 – Odell Beckham Jr., American football player
  • 1987 – Chris Knierim, American figure skater
  • 1987 – Kevin Jonas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1987 – O. J. Mayo, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Ian Mahinmi, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Nick Folk, American football player
  • 1982 – Bryan LaHair, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Leah Culver, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Pownce
  • 1979 – Keith McLeod, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Romi Dames, Japanese-American actress
  • 1978 – Bubba Watson, American golfer
  • 1976 – Jeff Klein, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Samuel Page, American actor
  • 1976 – Sebastian Arcelus, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1974 – Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Ryan Adams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Johnny Damon, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Peter Emmerich, American illustrator and educator
  • 1971 – Dana Jacobson, American sportscaster
  • 1970 – Javy López, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1969 – Pat Kilbane, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Sam Rockwell, American actor
  • 1967 – Judy Reyes, American actress and producer
  • 1965 – Atul Gawande, American surgeon and journalist
  • 1963 – Andrea McArdle, American actress and singer
  • 1963 – Brian Wheat, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Tatum O'Neal, American actress and author
  • 1962 – Marcus J. Ranum, American computer scientist and author
  • 1961 – Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2012)
  • 1958 – Don Falcone, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1958 – Mo Gaffney, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Robert Patrick, American actor
  • 1956 – John Harwood, American journalist
  • 1955 – Kris Jenner, American talent manager and businesswoman
  • 1954 – Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and academic
  • 1953 – Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic
  • 1952 – Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Brian Muehl, American puppeteer
  • 1950 – James Kennedy, American psychologist and author
  • 1949 – Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • 1949 – Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1948 – Bob Barr, American lawyer and politician
  • 1948 – William Daniel Phillips, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1947 – Quint Davis, American director and producer
  • 1946 – Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
  • 1945 – Peter Pace, American general
  • 1943 – Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and author (d. 2007)
  • 1943 – Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (d. 2017)
  • 1941 – Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1940 – Ted Kulongoski, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor of Oregon
  • 1938 – Jim Steranko, American author and illustrator
  • 1938 – Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1937 – Harris Yulin, American actor
  • 1936 – Billy Sherrill, American record producer, songwriter, and arranger (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1934 – Jeb Stuart Magruder, American minister and civil servant (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Herb Edelman, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1931 – Gil Hill, American actor, police officer and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Rudolf Augstein, German soldier and journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Violet Barclay, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1920 – Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1919 – Myron Floren, American accordion player and pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Alton Tobey, American painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Guy Green, English-American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1911 – Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (d. 2010)
  • 1911 – Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)
  • 1906 – Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (d. 2004)
  • 1905 – Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1901 – Etta Moten Barnett, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1900 – Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1900 – Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1895 – Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1956)
  • 1894 – Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (d. 1960)
  • 1893 – Raymond Loewy, French-American engineer and designer (d. 1986)
  • 1887 – Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist and educator (d. 1961)
  • 1885 – Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (d. 1981)
  • 1881 – George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1961)
  • 1879 – Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (d. 1963)
  • 1857 – Ida Tarbell, American journalist, author, reformer, and educator (d. 1944)
  • 1855 – Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)
  • 1854 – Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and businessman, co-founded Desjardins Group (d. 1920)
  • 1850 – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1818 – Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1592 – Charles Chauncy, English-American pastor, theologian, and academic (d. 1672)

Deaths

  • 2015 – George Barris, American engineer and car designer (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Lane Evans, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
  • 2014 – Wally Grant, American ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Charlie Trotter, American chef and author (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (b. 1908)
  • 2012 – Olympe Bradna, French-American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress and singer (b. 1944)
  • 2010 – Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Donald Jones, American-Dutch actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001 – Milton William Cooper, American radio host, author, and activist (b. 1943)
  • 2000 – Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1899)
  • 1999 – Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 1999 – James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 1997 – James Robert Baker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1996 – Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 1992 – Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
  • 1991 – Fred MacMurray, American actor and businessman (b. 1908)
  • 1989 – Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1903)
  • 1986 – Bobby Nunn, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 1985 – Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
  • 1980 – Louis Alter, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1979 – Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  • 1977 – Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1975 – Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)
  • 1975 – Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (b. 1905)
  • 1971 – Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1964 – Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1964 – Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)
  • 1960 – Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (b. 1895)
  • 1960 – Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1960 – Mack Sennett, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1960 – Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1956 – Art Tatum, American pianist and composer (b. 1909)
  • 1946 – Joseph Stella, Italian-American painter (b. 1877)
  • 1942 – George M. Cohan, American actor, singer, composer, author and theatre manager/owner (b. 1878)
  • 1938 – Thomas Dewing, American painter and educator (b. 1851)
  • 1933 – Texas Guinan, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1884)
  • 1872 – Thomas Sully, English-American painter (b. 1783)
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