What happened this day in history October 5, 1984

What are the important events that happened on October 5, 1984? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 5, 1984: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 5, 1984 is the 279th day of the year 1984 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 22, 1984 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 7,763,040 minutes 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 ‘dihectaheptacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $113.76. (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.

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

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October 5, 1984 Historical Events

  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Who were born on October 5, 1984?

  • 1984
    Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1984
    Naima Adedapo, American Idol season 10 finalist
  • 1984
    Tiana Benjamin, British actress

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