What happened this day in history October 5, 1970

What are the important events that happened on October 5, 1970? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 5, 1970: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 5, 1970 is the 278th day of the year 1970 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 22, 1970 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 6,648 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $8,272.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dog is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 5, 1970 Historical Events

  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

Who were born on October 5, 1970?

  • 1970
    Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1970
    Josie Bissett, American actress

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