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August 5th, 2007 (August 05 2007)DeathFlorian Pittis, Romanian artist (born in 1943)
August 5th, 2007 (August 05 2007)DeathJean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
August 5th, 2006 (August 05 2006)DeathSusan Butcher, American Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion (born in 1954)
August 5th, 2005 (August 05 2005)DeathPolina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (born in 1936)
August 5th, 2005 (August 05 2005)DeathJim O Hora, American football coach (born in 1915)
August 5th, 2005 (August 05 2005)DeathRaul Roco, Philippine senator (born in 1941)
August 5th, 2003 (August 05 2003)EventA car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
August 5th, 2002 (August 05 2002)DeathJosh Ryan Evans, American actor (born in 1982) Evans Quotes
August 5th, 2002 (August 05 2002)DeathChick Hearn, American basketball announcer (born in 1916)
August 5th, 2002 (August 05 2002)DeathFranco Lucentini, Italian writer (born in 1920)
August 5th, 2001 (August 05 2001)DeathOtema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (born in 1929)
August 5th, 2000 (August 05 2000)BirthMaya Bond, Japanese-born American singer and musician
August 5th, 2000 (August 05 2000)DeathSir Alec Guinness, British actor (born in 1914)
August 5th, 2000 (August 05 2000)DeathOtto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (born in 1920)
August 5th, 1998 (August 05 1998)DeathOtto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (born in 1912)
August 5th, 1998 (August 05 1998)DeathTodor Zhivkov, Bulgarian Communist dictator from 1956 to 1989 (born in 1911)
August 5th, 1995 (August 05 1995)EventThe city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
August 5th, 1995 (August 05 1995)BirthDevo Keenan American cellist and son of Maynard James Keenan singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer Devo Quotes
August 5th, 1994 (August 05 1994)DeathAlain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (born in 1922)
August 5th, 1993 (August 05 1993)BirthCorey J. Smith, English television actor
August 5th, 1993 (August 05 1993)BirthSuzuka Ogo, Japanese actress
August 5th, 1992 (August 05 1992)DeathJeff Porcaro, American drummer (born in 1954)
August 5th, 1991 (August 05 1991)DeathPaul Brown, American football coach (born in 1908)
August 5th, 1991 (August 05 1991)DeathSoichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company (born in 1906)Soichiro Honda Quotes
August 5th, 1989 (August 05 1989)EventGeneral elections are held in Nicaragua, Sandinista Front wins the majority.
August 5th, 1987 (August 05 1987)BirthGenelia D Souza, Indian actress
August 5th, 1987 (August 05 1987)BirthXenia Tchoumitcheva, Russian-born Swiss model
August 5th, 1986 (August 05 1986)BirthPaula Creamer, American golfer
August 5th, 1985 (August 05 1985)BirthSalomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
August 5th, 1985 (August 05 1985)BirthLaurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
August 5th, 1984 (August 05 1984)DeathRichard Burton, Welsh actor (born in 1925)
August 5th, 1983 (August 05 1983)BirthDawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
August 5th, 1982 (August 05 1982)BirthLoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
August 5th, 1982 (August 05 1982)BirthRyu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
August 5th, 1982 (August 05 1982)BirthTobias Regner, German singer
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)EventRonald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.Ronald Reagan Quotes
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)BirthCarl Crawford, American baseball player
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)BirthRachel Scott, American murder victim (died in 1999)
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)BirthKo Shibasaki, Japanese singer Saki Quotes
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)BirthErik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
August 5th, 1981 (August 05 1981)BirthCory Williams, American internet celebrity
August 5th, 1980 (August 05 1980)BirthKaylani Lei, Asian-American porn star
August 5th, 1980 (August 05 1980)BirthWayne Bridge, English footballer
August 5th, 1980 (August 05 1980)BirthJason Culina, Australian soccer player
August 5th, 1980 (August 05 1980)BirthAli Umar, Maldivian footballer
August 5th, 1980 (August 05 1980)DeathHarold Runnels, United States Congressman (born in 1924)
August 5th, 1979 (August 05 1979)EventIn Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising.
August 5th, 1979 (August 05 1979)BirthDavid Healy, Northern Irish footballer
August 5th, 1978 (August 05 1978)BirthKim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
August 5th, 1978 (August 05 1978)BirthNektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
August 5th, 1978 (August 05 1978)DeathJesse Haines, baseball player (born in 1893)
August 5th, 1977 (August 05 1977)BirthEric Hinske, American baseball player
August 5th, 1977 (August 05 1977)BirthMichael Walsh, English footballer
August 5th, 1977 (August 05 1977)BirthMark Mulder, American baseball player
August 5th, 1976 (August 05 1976)BirthJeff Friesen, Canadian ice hockey player
August 5th, 1976 (August 05 1976)BirthKwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
August 5th, 1976 (August 05 1976)BirthMarian Pahars, Latvian footballer
August 5th, 1975 (August 05 1975)BirthAntony Cotton, English actor
August 5th, 1975 (August 05 1975)BirthAmi Foster, American actress
August 5th, 1975 (August 05 1975)BirthKajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
August 5th, 1975 (August 05 1975)BirthEicca Toppinen, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica
August 5th, 1974 (August 05 1974)EventVietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam.
August 5th, 1974 (August 05 1974)BirthAlvin Ceccoli, Australian soccer player
August 5th, 1974 (August 05 1974)BirthAntoine Sibierski, French footballer
August 5th, 1973 (August 05 1973)BirthSean Sherk, American Mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
August 5th, 1972 (August 05 1972)BirthChristian Olde Wolbers, Belgian bassist (Fear Factory)
August 5th, 1972 (August 05 1972)DeathHarry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (born in 1905)
August 5th, 1971 (August 05 1971)BirthEvil Jared Hasselhoff, American bassist (The Bloodhound Gang)
August 5th, 1970 (August 05 1970)BirthJames Gunn, American filmmaker
August 5th, 1969 (August 05 1969)EventMariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthTerri Clark, Canadian country singer
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthFunkmaster Flex, American hip hop DJ
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthTokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthOleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthColin McRae, Scottish rally driver (died in 2007)
August 5th, 1968 (August 05 1968)BirthJohn Olerud, American baseball player
August 5th, 1966 (August 05 1966)BirthJonathan Silverman, American actor
August 5th, 1965 (August 05 1965)BirthMotoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
August 5th, 1964 (August 05 1964)EventVietnam War: Operation Pierce ArrowAmerican aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
August 5th, 1964 (August 05 1964)BirthAdam Yauch (MCA), American musician (Beastie Boys)
August 5th, 1964 (August 05 1964)DeathArt Ross, professional ice hockey player and executive (born in 1886) (Art Ross Trophy)
August 5th, 1963 (August 05 1963)EventUnited States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
August 5th, 1963 (August 05 1963)DeathSalvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (born in 1898)
August 5th, 1962 (August 05 1962)EventNelson Mandela is jailedied in He would not be released until 1990.Nelson Mandela Quotes
August 5th, 1962 (August 05 1962)BirthPatrick Ewing, American basketball player
August 5th, 1962 (August 05 1962)DeathMarilyn Monroe, American actress (born in 1926)Marilyn Monroe Quotes
August 5th, 1961 (August 05 1961)BirthTawny Kitaen, American actress
August 5th, 1961 (August 05 1961)BirthMark O Connor, American violinist
August 5th, 1961 (August 05 1961)BirthClayton Rohner, American actor
August 5th, 1960 (August 05 1960)EventBurkina Faso, then known as "Upper Volta", becomes independent from France.
August 5th, 1960 (August 05 1960)BirthSeth Swirsky, American songwriter
August 5th, 1960 (August 05 1960)DeathArthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (born in 1874)
August 5th, 1959 (August 05 1959)BirthPete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive)
August 5th, 1959 (August 05 1959)DeathEdgar Guest, English poet (born in 1881)
August 5th, 1957 (August 05 1957)EventAmerican Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
August 5th, 1957 (August 05 1957)BirthFaith Prince, American actress
August 5th, 1957 (August 05 1957)DeathHeinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1877)
August 5th, 1956 (August 05 1956)BirthJerry Ciccoritti, Canadian film director
August 5th, 1956 (August 05 1956)BirthFred Ottman, American wrestler
August 5th, 1956 (August 05 1956)BirthMaureen McCormick, American actress
August 5th, 1955 (August 05 1955)DeathCarmen Miranda, Portuguese actress and singer (born in 1909)
August 5th, 1953 (August 05 1953)BirthRick Mahler, American baseball player (died in 2005)
August 5th, 1953 (August 05 1953)BirthSamantha Sang, Australian singer
August 5th, 1952 (August 05 1952)DeathSameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (born in 1917)
August 5th, 1951 (August 05 1951)BirthJohn Jarratt, Australian actor
August 5th, 1949 (August 05 1949)EventIn Ecuador an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6000.
August 5th, 1948 (August 05 1948)BirthCarole Laure, French Canadian actress
August 5th, 1948 (August 05 1948)BirthRay Clemence, English footballer
August 5th, 1947 (August 05 1947)BirthAngry Anderson, Australian entertainer
August 5th, 1947 (August 05 1947)BirthBernie Carbo, American baseball player
August 5th, 1947 (August 05 1947)BirthRick Derringer, American musician
August 5th, 1946 (August 05 1946)BirthLoni Anderson, American actress
August 5th, 1946 (August 05 1946)BirthBruce Coslet, American football player and coach
August 5th, 1946 (August 05 1946)BirthRon Silliman, American poet
August 5th, 1946 (August 05 1946)BirthErika Slezak, American actress
August 5th, 1946 (August 05 1946)DeathWilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (born in 1863)
August 5th, 1944 (August 05 1944)EventWorld War II: Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, NSW, Australia.
August 5th, 1944 (August 05 1944)EventHolocaust: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
August 5th, 1943 (August 05 1943)EventWorld War II: During the Battle of Troina, at around 11 A.M, Mount Etna erupted sending much ash and lava miles into the sky.
August 5th, 1943 (August 05 1943)BirthNelson Briles, American baseball player (died in 2005)
August 5th, 1943 (August 05 1943)BirthSammi Smith, American country singer and songwriter (died in 2005)
August 5th, 1941 (August 05 1941)BirthBob Clark, American film director (died in 2007)
August 5th, 1940 (August 05 1940)EventWorld War II : Latvia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
August 5th, 1939 (August 05 1939)BirthPrincess Irene of the Netherlands
August 5th, 1937 (August 05 1937)BirthHerb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (died in 2003)
August 5th, 1935 (August 05 1935)BirthJohn Saxon, American actor
August 5th, 1934 (August 05 1934)BirthWendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmerWendell Berry Quotes
August 5th, 1930 (August 05 1930)BirthNeil Armstrong, American astronautNeil Armstrong Quotes
August 5th, 1930 (August 05 1930)BirthMichal Kovac, President of Slovakia
August 5th, 1929 (August 05 1929)DeathMillicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (born in 1847)
August 5th, 1925 (August 05 1925)EventPlaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.
August 5th, 1925 (August 05 1925)DeathJennie Lee (actor), American actress (born in 1848)
August 5th, 1923 (August 05 1923)BirthDevan Nair, President of Singapore
August 5th, 1923 (August 05 1923)DeathVatroslav Jagic, Croatian slavist (born in 1835)
August 5th, 1918 (August 05 1918)BirthTom Drake, American actor (died in 1982)
August 5th, 1918 (August 05 1918)BirthBetty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (died in 2004)
August 5th, 1914 (August 05 1914)EventIn Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
August 5th, 1914 (August 05 1914)BirthDavid Brian, American actor (died in 1993)
August 5th, 1912 (August 05 1912)EventJapan s first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.
August 5th, 1912 (August 05 1912)BirthAbbe Pierre, French Catholic priest (died in 2007)
August 5th, 1911 (August 05 1911)BirthRobert Taylor, American actor (died in 1969)
August 5th, 1911 (August 05 1911)DeathBob Caruthers, baseball player (born in 1864)
August 5th, 1910 (August 05 1910)BirthBruno Coquatrix, French songwriter and music impresario (died in 1979)
August 5th, 1908 (August 05 1908)BirthHarold Holt, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (died in 1967)
August 5th, 1906 (August 05 1906)BirthJohn Huston, American director (died in 1987)
August 5th, 1906 (August 05 1906)BirthWassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel laureate (died in 1999)
August 5th, 1906 (August 05 1906)BirthJoan Hickson, English actress (died in 1998)
August 5th, 1901 (August 05 1901)EventPeter O Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24ft 11?ins. The record will stand for 20 years.
August 5th, 1901 (August 05 1901)BirthClaude Autant-Lara, French film director (died in 2000)
August 5th, 1897 (August 05 1897)BirthAksel Larsen, Danish politician (died in 1972)
August 5th, 1895 (August 05 1895)DeathFriedrich Engels, German philosopher (born in 1820) Philo Quotes
August 5th, 1890 (August 05 1890)BirthErich Kleiber, Austrian-born conductor (died in 1956)
August 5th, 1890 (August 05 1890)BirthNaum Gabo, sculptor (died in 1977)
August 5th, 1889 (August 05 1889)BirthConrad Aiken, American writer (died in 1973)Conrad Aiken Quotes
August 5th, 1888 (August 05 1888)EventBertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim in the first long distance automobile trip.
August 5th, 1888 (August 05 1888)BirthVictor Francen, Belgian-born actor (died in 1977)
August 5th, 1887 (August 05 1887)BirthReginald Owen, English actor (died in 1972)
August 5th, 1884 (August 05 1884)EventThe cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe s Island in New York Harbor.
August 5th, 1882 (August 05 1882)EventStandard Oil of New Jersey is established.
August 5th, 1882 (August 05 1882)EventMartial law is enacted in Japan. Martial Quotes
August 5th, 1880 (August 05 1880)DeathFerdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (born in 1816)
August 5th, 1877 (August 05 1877)BirthTom Thomson, Canadian painter (died in 1917)
August 5th, 1874 (August 05 1874)EventJapan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England.
August 5th, 1872 (August 05 1872)BirthOswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (died in 1917)
August 5th, 1870 (August 05 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: The Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
August 5th, 1868 (August 05 1868)DeathJacques Boucher de Crevec?ur de Perthes, French archaeologist (born in 1788)
August 5th, 1866 (August 05 1866)BirthCarl Harries, German chemist (died in 1923)
August 5th, 1866 (August 05 1866)BirthHarry Trott, Australian cricketer (died in 1917)
August 5th, 1864 (August 05 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Mobile Bay beginsAt Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama, Admiral David Farragut leads a Union flotilla through Confederate defenses and seals one of the last major Southern ports.
August 5th, 1862 (August 05 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Baton RougeAlong the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate troops drive Union forces back into the city.
August 5th, 1862 (August 05 1862)BirthJoseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man" (died in 1890)Joseph Merrick Quotes
August 5th, 1861 (August 05 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: In order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government issues the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872).
August 5th, 1861 (August 05 1861)EventThe United States Army abolished flogging.
August 5th, 1860 (August 05 1860)EventCarl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
August 5th, 1858 (August 05 1858)EventCyrus West Field and others complete the first transatlantic telegraph cable after several unsuccessful attempts. It operated for less than a month.
August 5th, 1850 (August 05 1850)BirthGuy de Maupassant, French author (died in 1893)Guy de Maupassant Quotes
August 5th, 1833 (August 05 1833)BirthCarola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (died in 1907)
August 5th, 1828 (August 05 1828)BirthLouise of the Netherlands, queen of Sweden and Norway (died in 1871)
August 5th, 1827 (August 05 1827)BirthDeodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892)
August 5th, 1815 (August 05 1815)BirthEdward John Eyre, English explorer (died in 1901)
August 5th, 1813 (August 05 1813)BirthIvar Aasen, Norwegian poet and language reformer (died in 1896)
August 5th, 1812 (August 05 1812)EventWar of 1812: Tecumseh s Indian force ambushes Thomas Van Horne s 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat. Tecumseh Quotes
August 5th, 1811 (August 05 1811)BirthAmbroise Thomas, French opera composer (died in 1896)
August 5th, 1802 (August 05 1802)BirthNiels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (died in 1829)
August 5th, 1799 (August 05 1799)DeathRichard Howe, British admiral (born in 1726)
August 5th, 1792 (August 05 1792)DeathFrederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1732)
August 5th, 1778 (August 05 1778)DeathCharles Clemencet, French historian (born in 1703)
August 5th, 1772 (August 05 1772)EventThe First Partition of Poland begins.
August 5th, 1763 (August 05 1763)EventPontiac s War: Battle of Bushy RunBritish forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac s Indians at Bushy Run.
August 5th, 1743 (August 05 1743)DeathJohn Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (born in 1696)
August 5th, 1735 (August 05 1735)EventFreedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he published was true.
August 5th, 1716 (August 05 1716)EventBattle of Petrovaradin
August 5th, 1694 (August 05 1694)BirthLeonardo Leo, Italian composer (died in 1744)
August 5th, 1689 (August 05 1689)Event1,500 Iroquois attack village of Lachine, in New France.
August 5th, 1678 (August 05 1678)DeathJuan Garcia de Zespedes, Mexican musician and composer (born in 1619)
August 5th, 1662 (August 05 1662)BirthJames Anderson, Scottish historian (died in 1728)
August 5th, 1641 (August 05 1641)BirthJohn Hathorne, American magistrate (died in 1717)
August 5th, 1633 (August 05 1633)DeathArchbishop George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1562)
August 5th, 1623 (August 05 1623)BirthAntonio Cesti, Italian composer (died in 1669)
August 5th, 1620 (August 05 1620)EventThe Mayflower departs Southampton, England.
August 5th, 1610 (August 05 1610)DeathAlonso Garcia de Ramon, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile
August 5th, 1583 (August 05 1583)EventSir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John s, Newfoundland.
August 5th, 1579 (August 05 1579)DeathStanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (born in 1504)
August 5th, 1572 (August 05 1572)DeathIsaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (born in 1534)
August 5th, 1461 (August 05 1461)BirthAlexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (died in 1506)
August 5th, 1388 (August 05 1388)EventBattle of Otterburn, border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England.
August 5th, 1364 (August 05 1364)DeathEmperor Kogon of Japan (born in 1313)
August 5th, 1305 (August 05 1305)EventWilliam Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
August 5th, 1301 (August 05 1301)BirthEdmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (died in 1330)
August 5th, 1100 (August 05 1100)EventHenry I crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.Henry Abbey Quotes
August 5th, 1063 (August 05 1063)DeathGruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
August 5th, 0910 (August 05 0910)EventThe last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.
August 5th, 0882 (August 05 0882)DeathKing Louis III of France (born in 863)
August 5th, 0642 (August 05 0642)EventBattle of MaserfeldPenda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia.

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