What Happened On 5th October 2011 In History

October 5th (2011) was a Wednesday. It's the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 5th October, 2011

  • » In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered in the lawless Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia) named Golden Triangle region of Southeast Asia.

October 5th Famous Deaths for 2011

  • » Derrick Bell, American academic and scholar (b. 1930)
  • » Bert Jansch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pentangle (band) called Pentangle) (b. 1943)
  • » Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder and of Apple Inc. (b. 1955)
  • » Charles Napier (actor) called Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)
  • » Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (b. 1922)

October 5th Holidays in History

  • » Armed Forces Day Indonesia called Armed Forces Day (Indonesia)
  • » Christian feast day:
  • » Faustina Kowalska
  • » Francis Xavier Seelos named Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (Roman Catholic Church)
  • » Bartolo Longo known as Blessed Bartolo Longo
  • » Thraseas
  • » Hor and Susia (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria called Coptic Church)
  • » Saint Placidus e.g Placid and Saint Maurus e.g Maurus
  • » Placidus (martyr)
  • » October 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Constitution Day (Vanuatu)
  • » International Day of No Prostitution (International observance named International)
  • » One of the three Lapis manalis named Mundus patet (Roman Empire)
  • » Republic Day (Portugal)

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