Dates in History  
 
What Historical Events Happened On My Birthday?
Today Celebrity Birthdays



    See what makes March 5 special at Famous Daily.
    History, birthdays, holiday, and a quote!


    What happened on March 5

    • March 5, 0254 "Death - St Lucius I Pope (253-54), dies"

    • March 5, 0363 "Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which will bring about his own death."

    • March 5, 1046 Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.

    • March 5, 1133 "Henry II was born in Le Mans, France, on 5 March 1133. He was the great-grandson of William the Conqueror."

    • March 5, 1291 "Death - Sa'ad al'Da'ulah Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated"

    • March 5, 1324 Birthday - David II Bruce king of Scotland (1331..71)

    • March 5, 1326 "Birthday - Louis I [the Great] King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)"

    • March 5, 1461 Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses

    • March 5, 1496 "England King Henry VII issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorizing them to explore unknown lands."

    • March 5, 1496 English King Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore

    • March 5, 1512 "Birthday - Gerardus Mercator Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker"

    • March 5, 1528 Utrecht Governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague

    • March 5, 1558 Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes

    • March 5, 1561 "Death - Carlo Caraffa Italian cardinal, dies at 41"

    • March 5, 1574 "Birthday - William Oughtred England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)"

    • March 5, 1574 "Death - Philip of Saint-Aldegonde Flemish viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies"

    • March 5, 1576 "Death - Don Lus de Requesens y Zuiga viceroy of Netherlands (1573-76), dies at 70"

    • March 5, 1578 Birthday - Charles d'Albert duke of Luynes premier of France/Governor of Picardi

    • March 5, 1585 Birthday - Johan Georg I elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)

    • March 5, 1605 "Death - Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69"

    • March 5, 1616 "Copernicus' ""de Revolutionibus"" placed on Catholic Forbidden index"

    • March 5, 1623 "American temperance law enacted, Virginia"

    • March 5, 1625 "Death - James I (VI) king of England (1603-25)/poet/author, dies at 58"

    • March 5, 1637 Birthday - John van der Heyden Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)

    • March 5, 1644 "Death - Louise Juliana countess of Nassau, dies at 73"

    • March 5, 1651 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm

    • March 5, 1658 Birthday - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac French colonial governor of America

    • March 5, 1668 Birthday - Francesco Gasparini composer

    • March 5, 1684 "Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz"

    • March 5, 1689 "Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham is named Secretary of State for the Northern Department."

    • March 5, 1696 Birthday - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)

    • March 5, 1732 "Death - Joseph-Franois Salomon composer, dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1733 "Birthday - Vincenzo Galeotti [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer"

    • March 5, 1743 "US religious journal, The Christian History, first published, Boston"

    • March 5, 1746 Birthday - Jacob Wallenberg Swedish writer/naval chaplain

    • March 5, 1746 Jakobijnse troops leave Aberdeen

    • March 5, 1748 Birthday - William Shield composer

    • March 5, 1750 Birthday - Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)

    • March 5, 1750 "The first American Shakespearean production-""altered"" Richard III, New York NY"

    • March 5, 1751 Birthday - Jan Krtitel Kuchar composer

    • March 5, 1756 Birthday - Thomas Linley composer

    • March 5, 1760 Princess Carolina marries General Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg

    • March 5, 1764 "In Quebec, Governor James Murray requires inhabitants of Quebec to declare their French money; before May 1"

    • March 5, 1766 "Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans."

    • March 5, 1766 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from French

    • March 5, 1770 "Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including a black man named Crispus Attucks, and a boy are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later."

    • March 5, 1770 "Death - Crispus Attuks slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre"

    • March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre takes place when British soldiers kill five colonists who had been taunting them.

    • March 5, 1774 Birthday - Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse composer

    • March 5, 1778 "Death - Thomas A Arne English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67"

    • March 5, 1783 King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno

    • March 5, 1784 "Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade."

    • March 5, 1794 Birthday - Jacques Babinet French physicist/mathematician/astronomer

    • March 5, 1794 "Death - Rmon de la Cruz Spanish playwright/translator, dies at 62"

    • March 5, 1795 Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution

    • March 5, 1795 "Death - Josef Reicha composer, dies at 42"

    • March 5, 1795 Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France

    • March 5, 1805 Birthday - Theodore Labarre composer

    • March 5, 1807 First performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

    • March 5, 1817 Birthday - Austen H Layard British archaeologist/diplomat

    • March 5, 1820 Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays

    • March 5, 1821 "Monroe is first President inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun"

    • March 5, 1824 "Birthday - Elisha Harris US, physician/found American Public Health Association"

    • March 5, 1824 Birthday - James Merritt Ives lithographer (Currier & Ives)

    • March 5, 1824 First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.

    • March 5, 1825 "Birthday - John Dunovant Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864"

    • March 5, 1825 Birthday - Joseph Albert German photographer (albertotype)

    • March 5, 1827 "Death - Alessandro Volta Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1828 Birthday - Johann Gungl composer

    • March 5, 1836 Mexico attacks Alamo and wins the battle

    • March 5, 1836 Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver (.34-caliber).

    • March 5, 1836 "Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber ""Texas"" model"

    • March 5, 1840 "Birthday - Constance Fenimore Woolson Claremont NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)"

    • March 5, 1842 "Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande."

    • March 5, 1843 Birthday - William F Sudds composer

    • March 5, 1845 Birthday - Alfonse Hasselmans composer

    • March 5, 1848 Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.

    • March 5, 1849 Zachary Taylor is sworn in as US president.

    • March 5, 1850 Birthday - Daniel Brink Towner composer

    • March 5, 1850 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.

    • March 5, 1852 "Birthday - Lady Isabella Gregory Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)"

    • March 5, 1853 "Birthday - Arthur W Foote Salem MA, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)"

    • March 5, 1853 Birthday - Howard Pyle illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)

    • March 5, 1853 "Death - Georg A Kestner German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75"

    • March 5, 1856 Covent Garden Opera House destroyed in a fire

    • March 5, 1860 "Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join Kingdom of Sardinia."

    • March 5, 1861 "The ""Stars and Bars"" is adopted as the flag of the Confederate States of America."

    • March 5, 1862 Union troops under Brigadier-General Wright occupy Fernandina FL

    • March 5, 1864 The first track meet between Oxford & Cambridge

    • March 5, 1867 Birthday - Theodor Zckler German theologist (Stanislauer Anstalten)

    • March 5, 1868 A court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.

    • March 5, 1868 Birthday - Prosper Poullet Belgian viscount/jurist/minister

    • March 5, 1868 "Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito premieres at La Scala."

    • March 5, 1868 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould

    • March 5, 1868 US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson

    • March 5, 1869 Birthday - Michael von Faulhaber cardinal/archbishop of Munich

    • March 5, 1870 "Birthday - [B] Franc[lin] Norris US, writer (McTeague, Octopus)"

    • March 5, 1871 Birthday - Maria do Carmo Geronimo Brazilian lives to be at least 126

    • March 5, 1872 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

    • March 5, 1872 George Westinghouse patents the air brake.

    • March 5, 1873 "Death - Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor composer, dies at 34"

    • March 5, 1874 Birthday - Arthur van Schendel Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)

    • March 5, 1874 "Birthday - Henry Travers Berwick-Upon-Tweed Northumberland England, actor (Bells of St Mary's, High Sierra)"

    • March 5, 1876 "Death - Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult [Daniel Stern], Fren author, dies at 70"

    • March 5, 1877 Birthday - Malcolm D Whitman tennis champion (US Open-1898)

    • March 5, 1877 Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US President

    • March 5, 1879 "Birthday - Walter Long actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol)"

    • March 5, 1886 "Birthday - Paul Radmilovic England, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1908)"

    • March 5, 1887 "Birthday - Heitor Villa-Lobos Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)"

    • March 5, 1888 Birthday - Friedrich Schnack German journalist/writer (Rosewood)

    • March 5, 1889 "Birthday - Frits Slomp [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter"

    • March 5, 1891 "Birthday - Harold Ogden ""Chic"" Johnson Chicago IL, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)"

    • March 5, 1893 Birthday - Emmett J Culligan founder of water treatment organization

    • March 5, 1893 "Death - Hippolyte Taine French philosopher/historian, dies at 64"

    • March 5, 1893 "Death - Richard Samuel Hughes composer, dies at 37"

    • March 5, 1894 "Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury."

    • March 5, 1894 "Birthday - Henry Daniell London, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers)"

    • March 5, 1894 Seattle authorizes first municipal employment office in US

    • March 5, 1895 Birthday - Fritz Usinger German writer (Eternal Struggle)

    • March 5, 1895 "Death - Nikolai Leskow writer, dies at 64"

    • March 5, 1896 "Italian Governor of Eritrea, General Baldissera, reaches Massawa"

    • March 5, 1897 American Negro Academy forms

    • March 5, 1897 Birthday - Mei-ling Soong Madame Chiang Kai-shek

    • March 5, 1899 Birthday - Patrick Hadley composer

    • March 5, 1900 American Hall of Fame is founded

    • March 5, 1900 "Birthday - Ludwig Donath actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)"

    • March 5, 1901 Birthday - Julian Przybos Polish poet (Sruby)

    • March 5, 1903 "Birthday - Lowell Peters Cleveland TN, vocalist (Southernaires)"

    • March 5, 1904 "Death - Alfred von Waldersee Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71"

    • March 5, 1904 "Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of ball lightning formation."

    • March 5, 1905 Birthday - Gilroy Roberts US chief engraver (1948-64)

    • March 5, 1905 "Russian troops begin to retreat from Mukden, Manchuria after losing 100,000 troops in three days."

    • March 5, 1907 "The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops."

    • March 5, 1908 "Birthday - Rex [Reginald Carey] Harrison Huyton Lancashire England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)"

    • March 5, 1908 "Birthday - Sophie Stewart Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)"

    • March 5, 1908 "First ascent of Mount Erebus, Antarctica"

    • March 5, 1909 Birthday - Sutan Sjahrir premier of Indonesia (1945-47)

    • March 5, 1910 "Rogers Pass BC, an avalanche kills sixty-two railroad workers in the pass"

    • March 5, 1911 "Birthday - Joseph Tomelty actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)"

    • March 5, 1912 "Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines."

    • March 5, 1912 "Spanish steamer ""Principe de Asturias"" sinks northeast of Spain, 500 die"

    • March 5, 1913 Birthday - Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn composer

    • March 5, 1914 "Birthday - Joan Sterndale-Bennett London England, actress (Those Fantastic Flying Fools)"

    • March 5, 1915 "World War I: LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend."

    • March 5, 1916 Birthday - Horace Ian Parrott composer

    • March 5, 1916 Spanish football club Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is founded.

    • March 5, 1917 Birthday - Joseph Stone lawyer

    • March 5, 1917 "Birthday - Virginia Christine Stanton IA, actress (Tales of Wells Fargo)"

    • March 5, 1917 The first jazz recording for Victor Records released

    • March 5, 1918 Birthday - Halsey S Colchester British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest

    • March 5, 1918 Birthday - Ranga Sohoni Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's average 101)

    • March 5, 1918 Bolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow.

    • March 5, 1919 "Death - Jozef Surzynski composer, dies at 67"

    • March 5, 1920 "Birthday - Delbert L Latta (Representative-Republican-OH, 1959- )"

    • March 5, 1920 Birthday - Leontine Kelly 1st black female bishop (Methodist)

    • March 5, 1920 Birthday - Virginia Christine actress (Mrs Olson)

    • March 5, 1921 "Birthday - Berkley Bedell (Representative-Democrat-IA, 1975- )"

    • March 5, 1922 """Nosferatu"" premieres in Berlin"

    • March 5, 1922 Birthday - Ebrahim Maka Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)

    • March 5, 1922 "Birthday - James Noble Dallas TX, actor (Governor Gatling-Benson)"

    • March 5, 1922 "Birthday - Pier Paolo Pasolini Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)"

    • March 5, 1923 Montana & Nevada become first states to enact old age pension laws

    • March 5, 1924 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM

    • March 5, 1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief

    • March 5, 1927 "1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property"

    • March 5, 1927 "Birthday - Jack [John Joseph Edward] Cassidy Richmond Hill NY, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)"

    • March 5, 1927 US Marines land in China to protect American property during a civil uprising.

    • March 5, 1929 "Birthday - Joan Shawlee Forest Hills NY, actress (Prehistoric Women)"

    • March 5, 1930 "Birthday - Lorin Maazel Neuilly France, conductor (NBC Symphony Orchestra 1941)"

    • March 5, 1931 Birthday - Anthony Headges composer

    • March 5, 1931 "Birthday - Barry Tuckwell Melbourne Australia, horn player (London Symphony Orchestra 1955-68)"

    • March 5, 1931 Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

    • March 5, 1932 Birthday - Walter Charles Marshall scientist

    • March 5, 1932 "Death - Takuma Dan Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered"

    • March 5, 1933 "Birthday - Arlen Dean Snyder Rice KS, actor (Trauma Center)"

    • March 5, 1933 Birthday - Norbert Linke composer

    • March 5, 1933 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

    • March 5, 1933 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)

    • March 5, 1933 "Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a ""bank holiday"", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions."

    • March 5, 1933 "In Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections."

    • March 5, 1934 "Birthday - James B Sikking Los Angeles CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)"

    • March 5, 1934 Mother-in-law's day first celebrated (Amarillo TX)

    • March 5, 1935 Birthday - Malcolm J Anderson tennis champion (US Open-1957)

    • March 5, 1935 "Birthday - Philip K Chapman Melbourne Australia, astronaut (Apollo 14 support)"

    • March 5, 1936 "Birthday - Dale Douglass Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)"

    • March 5, 1936 "Birthday - Dean Stockwell Hollywood CA, actor (Quantum Leap, Blue Velvet)"

    • March 5, 1936 First flight of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.

    • March 5, 1936 The British Spitfire makes it's first flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

    • March 5, 1937 Birthday - Stephen Fitz-Simon entrepreneur

    • March 5, 1938 "Birthday - Fred ""Hammer"" Williamson Gary IN, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia)"

    • March 5, 1938 Birthday - Paul Evans singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)

    • March 5, 1939 "Birthday - Charles Fuller US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)"

    • March 5, 1939 "Birthday - Samantha Eggar London England, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle)"

    • March 5, 1939 Birthday - Terry Curry English multi-millionaire

    • March 5, 1940 Birthday - Mary Rose Oakar (Representative)

    • March 5, 1940 "Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre."

    • March 5, 1941 "Death - Ludwig Quidde German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1942 "Birthday - Michael D[iamond] Resnick sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)"

    • March 5, 1942 Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

    • March 5, 1942 Japanese troop march into Batavia

    • March 5, 1943 Anti fascist strikes in Italy

    • March 5, 1943 British and Canadian bombers start Battle of the Ruhr; year-long bombing offensive against Germany.

    • March 5, 1943 First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

    • March 5, 1943 RAF bombs Essen Germany

    • March 5, 1943 The Japanese are routed in the Battle of Bismark Sea off New Guinea.

    • March 5, 1944 "Birthday - Paul Sands Los Angeles CA, comedian/actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere)"

    • March 5, 1944 "Death - Max Jacob French writer, dies in Nazi concentration camp at 67"

    • March 5, 1945 Allied troops converge on the Rhine.

    • March 5, 1945 "Birthday - Randy Matson US, shot putter (Olympics-gold-1968)"

    • March 5, 1945 "Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville"

    • March 5, 1945 US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne

    • March 5, 1945 "World War II: ""Battle of the Ruhr"" begins."

    • March 5, 1946 "Birthday - Michael Warren South Bend IN, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)"

    • March 5, 1946 Birthday - Murray Head singer

    • March 5, 1946 "Birthday - Rocky Bleier Wisconsin, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)"

    • March 5, 1946 Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.

    • March 5, 1946 "Winston Churchill's ""Iron Curtain"" speech (Fulton MO), the term sticks for the next 50 years"

    • March 5, 1947 "Birthday - Eddie Hodges Hattiesburg MS, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)"

    • March 5, 1947 "Death - Alfredo Casella Italian composer/conductor (La Giara), dies at 63"

    • March 5, 1948 Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson

    • March 5, 1948 "Birthday - Eddy Grant Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)"

    • March 5, 1948 Birthday - Jacques Kloes singer (Dizzy Man's Band)

    • March 5, 1948 "Death - Charles Prince cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies"

    • March 5, 1948 US rocket flies record 4800 KPH to 126k height

    • March 5, 1949 The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

    • March 5, 1950 "Birthday - Eugene Fodor Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1972 Paganini Award, 1974 Tchaikovsky Award)"

    • March 5, 1950 "Birthday - Harvey Jacob Alperin Minneapolis MN, actor (Cocktail)"

    • March 5, 1951 Birthday - Rodney Hogg cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)

    • March 5, 1952 Birthday - Alan Clark keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)

    • March 5, 1952 "Death - Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov composer, dies at 63"

    • March 5, 1953 Birthday - Russel D Feingold (Senator-D-WI)

    • March 5, 1953 Birthday - Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun Russian Colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)

    • March 5, 1953 "Death - Josef V Stalin soviet leader responsible for 11 million murders, dies at 73"

    • March 5, 1953 "Death - Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev composer, dies at 61"

    • March 5, 1953 Josef Stalin's death announced

    • March 5, 1953 Soviet dictator Josef Stalin dies at age 73.

    • March 5, 1954 Birthday - Marsha Warfield comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)

    • March 5, 1954 "Death - Julian Lowell Coolidge mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80"

    • March 5, 1955 Birthday - Marcia McCabe actress (Alice-One Life to Live)

    • March 5, 1955 "Birthday - Penn Jillette Greenfield MA, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)"

    • March 5, 1956 """King Kong"", first televised"

    • March 5, 1956 Birthday - Mark Handley writer (Nell)

    • March 5, 1956 "Death - Erich Itor Kahn composer, dies at 50"

    • March 5, 1957 Birthday - Mark E Smith English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)

    • March 5, 1957 Birthday - Tim Holden (Representative-Democrat-PA)

    • March 5, 1957 Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland

    • March 5, 1957 Sergeant Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley

    • March 5, 1958 "Birthday - Andy Gibb Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)"

    • March 5, 1958 Birthday - Bill Timoney TV commercial actor (Addicted to Love)

    • March 5, 1958 "Explorer 2 spacecraft launches, fails to reach Earth orbit."

    • March 5, 1958 Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is established.

    • March 5, 1959 Iran & US sign economic & military treaty

    • March 5, 1960 Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.

    • March 5, 1960 Elvis Presley becomes a civilian after spending two years in the US Army.

    • March 5, 1961 Birthday - Dan Stuart US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)

    • March 5, 1961 Birthday - Zeke Mowatt NFL tight end (New York Giants)

    • March 5, 1962 "Birthday - Elise Burgin Baltimore MD, tennis star"

    • March 5, 1962 "Birthday - Robert L Curbeam Jr Baltimore MD, astronaut (STS 85, sk-99)"

    • March 5, 1962 "Death - Anne C Veth Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1962 "Death - Otakar Jeremias composer, dies at 69"

    • March 5, 1963 "A private plane crashes near Camden, TN, claiming the life of country music singer Patsy Cline and two other performers."

    • March 5, 1963 "Beatles record ""From Me to You"" & ""Thank You Girl"""

    • March 5, 1963 Birthday - Eddo Brandes cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)

    • March 5, 1963 "Death - Cyril Smith actor (Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies at 70"

    • March 5, 1963 "Death - Hawkshaw Hawkins country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41"

    • March 5, 1963 "Death - Patsy Cline country singer (Crazy, I Fall To Pieces), dies in a plane crash at 30"

    • March 5, 1963 "Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas die in plane crash."

    • March 5, 1964 Birthday - Reggie Williams NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)

    • March 5, 1964 Ceylon declares emergency crisis due to unrest.

    • March 5, 1964 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest

    • March 5, 1965 Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 5, 1966 "75 MPH air currents cause BOAC 707 crash above Mount Fuji, 124 die"

    • March 5, 1966 "A BOAC Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124."

    • March 5, 1966 Birthday - Greg Clark CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 5, 1966 Birthday - Michael Irvin NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)

    • March 5, 1966 "Birthday - Tracy Kerdyk Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)"

    • March 5, 1966 "Death - Anna Achmatova Ukrainian poet, dies at 76"

    • March 5, 1966 "Death - Enrique E Ecker Curaaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79"

    • March 5, 1966 "In Luxembourg, Udo Jrgens wins the eleventh Eurovision Song Contest for Austria."

    • March 5, 1967 "Birthday - Nicole Boegman Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)"

    • March 5, 1967 "Death - Mischa Auer actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 61 of a heart attack"

    • March 5, 1967 "Death - Mohammed H Mossadeq premier of Persia (1951-53), dies"

    • March 5, 1968 "Birthday - Marq Mellor Long Island NY, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)"

    • March 5, 1968 Birthday - Roman Phifer linebacker (St Louis Rams)

    • March 5, 1968 "Birthday - Shjon Podein Rochester, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)"

    • March 5, 1968 "U.S. launches Solar Explorer B, aka Explorer 37 from Wallops Island to study the Sun."

    • March 5, 1968 US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun

    • March 5, 1969 Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris France

    • March 5, 1969 Gustav Heinemann elected President of West-Germany

    • March 5, 1969 "Joe Orton's ""What the Butler Saw"", premieres in London"

    • March 5, 1970 3 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in New York NY

    • March 5, 1970 Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.

    • March 5, 1970 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect

    • March 5, 1970 The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

    • March 5, 1971 "Birthday - Amy Peistrup-Matthews Arlington Heights IL, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)"

    • March 5, 1971 "Birthday - Brian Hunter Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)"

    • March 5, 1971 "Birthday - Chad Fonville Jacksonville NC, infielder (Los Angeles Dodgers)"

    • March 5, 1971 Birthday - James Roberson WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)

    • March 5, 1971 "Birthday - Jose Mercedes El Seybo Dominican Republic, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)"

    • March 5, 1971 "Death - Winnie Lightner actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71"

    • March 5, 1972 Birthday - Brandon Hamilton CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • March 5, 1972 "Birthday - Brian Grant NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)"

    • March 5, 1972 "Birthday - Hernan Gumy Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star"

    • March 5, 1972 "Birthday - Mikael Tillstrom Sweden, tennis star"

    • March 5, 1972 Birthday - Tom Hipsz CFL defensive tackle (Montral Alouettes)

    • March 5, 1972 "Death - Nils Bjorkander composer, dies at 78"

    • March 5, 1972 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

    • March 5, 1973 "Birthday - Nicole Pratt Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)"

    • March 5, 1973 "Birthday - Paul Lieftink Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)"

    • March 5, 1973 "Death - Rupert Crosse actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45"

    • March 5, 1973 "Donald DeFreeze, future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison."

    • March 5, 1974 "Birthday - Brad Schumacher US, 400 meter/800 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 5, 1974 Birthday - Hans Bond Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)

    • March 5, 1974 "Birthday - Kevin Connolly actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus)"

    • March 5, 1974 "Death - Billy Dewolfe actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67"

    • March 5, 1974 "Death - Solomon I ""Sol"" Hurok US impresario, dies at 85"

    • March 5, 1974 Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.

    • March 5, 1975 Birthday - Chris Silverwood cricketer (England Test pace bowler vs Zimbabwe 1996)

    • March 5, 1975 "Birthday - Niki Taylor model (Elle, Marie Claire)"

    • March 5, 1976 "Birthday - Adriana Serra-Zanetti Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)"

    • March 5, 1976 British pound falls below $2 U.S. for the first time.

    • March 5, 1976 British Β£ falls below $2 for first time

    • March 5, 1977 "Birthday - Bryan Berard NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics-1998, New York Islanders)"

    • March 5, 1977 Birthday - Natalie Bevins Miss West Virginia-USA (1997)

    • March 5, 1977 "Death - Lockrem Johnson composer, dies at 52"

    • March 5, 1977 "Death - Moses Pergament composer, dies at 83"

    • March 5, 1978 """Hello, Dolly!"" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances"

    • March 5, 1978 "Birthday - Kimberly McCullough Bellflower CA, actress (Robin-General Hospital)"

    • March 5, 1978 Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.

    • March 5, 1978 "Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California"

    • March 5, 1979 "Death - Vicente Ascone composer, dies at 81"

    • March 5, 1979 "Detection equipment picks up a gamma ray burst originating from the Large Magellanic Cloud, leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters."

    • March 5, 1979 "Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles."

    • March 5, 1979 "Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)"

    • March 5, 1980 "Death - Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60"

    • March 5, 1980 "Death - Winifred Wagner-William German World Festival organizer, dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1980 Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49

    • March 5, 1981 "Death - Brenda De Banzie actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64"

    • March 5, 1981 "Death - Paul Horbiger actor (3rd Man), dies at 86"

    • March 5, 1981 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer

    • March 5, 1982 Comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead at age 33 of a drug overdose in Hollywood.

    • March 5, 1982 "Death - John Belushi comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33"

    • March 5, 1982 Parliament passes Canada Oil and Gas Act; Petro Canada (the peoples oil and gas company) gets automatic 25% of all new offshore finds; to speed offshore oil and gas development

    • March 5, 1982 "Venera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus."

    • March 5, 1983 Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Conservative)

    • March 5, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

    • March 5, 1984 "Death - Harry Salter orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85"

    • March 5, 1984 "Death - Michael Sklar California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39"

    • March 5, 1984 "Death - Tito Gobbi Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 68"

    • March 5, 1984 "Death - William Powell actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91"

    • March 5, 1984 Supreme Court (5-4); city may use public money for Nativity scene

    • March 5, 1984 US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

    • March 5, 1986 """Today"" tabloid launched (Britain's first national color newspaper)"

    • March 5, 1986 "Death - Teddy Hoad cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies"

    • March 5, 1988 Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.

    • March 5, 1989 "19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000"

    • March 5, 1990 "Death - Gary Merrill actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75"

    • March 5, 1990 "Death - Gloria Carter Spann President Carter's sister, dies at 63 from cancer"

    • March 5, 1990 "The Crown charges 8 Canadian flour mills with rigging prices for food aid; $500 million over 12 years, so much for corporate ethics"

    • March 5, 1991 "Death - August de Schryver Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92"

    • March 5, 1991 "Death - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109"

    • March 5, 1991 Iraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.

    • March 5, 1991 Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait

    • March 5, 1992 "Death - Andrew Samuel child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1992 "Death - Yevgeny Yevstigneev Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65"

    • March 5, 1992 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks

    • March 5, 1993 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

    • March 5, 1993 Death - Diana Ochoa dies after long illness at 80

    • March 5, 1993 "Death - Peter Bierdrager Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash"

    • March 5, 1993 "Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die"

    • March 5, 1993 Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

    • March 5, 1994 "Death - Abdullah Al-Sallal President of Yemen (1962-67), dies"

    • March 5, 1994 "Death - Joe Daley jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75"

    • March 5, 1994 "Death - Paul Vincze medallist, dies at 86"

    • March 5, 1994 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop

    • March 5, 1995 21st People's Choice Awards: Tim Allen wins

    • March 5, 1995 Canadian Airborne Regiment officially disbanded at laying-up of the colors ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa; 660 paratroopers dismissed

    • March 5, 1995 "Death - Ed Flanders actor (Dr Westphal-St Elsewhere), dies"

    • March 5, 1995 "Death - Marguerite Kelsey English painter/sculptor model (Haunting), dies at 86"

    • March 5, 1995 "Death - Peter John Norton naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82"

    • March 5, 1995 "Death - Vivian Stanshall British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51"

    • March 5, 1995 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

    • March 5, 1995 Graves of czar Nicholas & family found in St Petersburg

    • March 5, 1996 "Death - Joshua Compston art impressario, dies at 26"

    • March 5, 1996 "Death - Khundaqar Mushtaq Amhed President of Bangladesh (1975), dies"

    • March 5, 1996 "Death - Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner Spanish courtier, dies at 90"

    • March 5, 1996 "Death - Whit Bissell actor (Time Tunnel), dies at 86"

    • March 5, 1999 "Actor Richard Kiley dies in Warwick, NY, at age 76."

    • March 5, 1999 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

    • March 5, 2001 "In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage."

    • March 5, 2001 "In Santee, California, a school massacre occurs at Santana High School, leaving 2 dead and 15 wounded."

    • March 5, 2003 "In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre."

    • March 5, 2004 The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL set a record for most penalty minutes in one game with 419.

    • March 5, 2005 The Burkinab Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its 1st National Convention

    • March 5, 2010 Wife shootings down - Guys are getting their wives Toyotas instead.







What happened on March 5 - What happened on my birthday. Today in History. Dates In history

 
Visitors' Postings

    • March 05, 1982 "Visitor posting - Mar 8 1982 Jason Harrison Null was born! Second son of Debi and Harry, 12 lbs 23 inches!"



2016 Peoples-History.com ©