05 October

1864 : Cyclone in Calcutta


On October 5, 1864, a cyclone hit the city of Calcutta in India. 60,000 people were killed and 160 British ships were destroyed. Several English insurance companies went bust when the claims of the owners came in.

1947 : First televised address


On October 5, 1947, U.S. President Harry Truman addressed the American people for the first time through television.

1988 : Pinochet loses plebiscite


On October 5, 1988, the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet lost its plebiscite asking his hold on power against the center-left coalition, Concertacin. Elections were held the following year.

1999 : Train crash near London


On October 5, 1999, two trains collided at Ladbroke Grove junction, near Paddington Station in London. 31 people were killed and 520 others were injured. One of the drivers who had just received his training, had passed a red signal. The survey also revealed that the signs were often not visible enough.

2000 : Bulldozer Revolution


On October 5, 2000, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belgrade, the capital of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to protest against the regime of Slobodan Miloević and the disputed presidential elections of 24 September. The parliament was partially burned and Yugoslav television was taken by the protesters. One protester charged the TV building with a wheel loader and then the revolution was dubbed the Bulldozer Revolution. Under pressure, Miloević resigned on October 7. He was arrested in April 2001 to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

: 05 October

Kate Winslet
It doesn't make any sense... that's why I trust it!

: 05 October

Franoise-Athnas de Montespan, Mistress of King Louis XIV (1641)
Denis Diderot, French philosopher (1713)
Louis Lumire, French filmmaker (1864)
Ren Cassin, French jurist, Nobel peace Prize (1887)
Joshua Logan, American director (1908)
Donald Pleasence, English actor (1919)
Glynis Johns, English actress (1923)
Diane Cilento, Australian actress (1933)
Vclav Havel, First President of the Czech Republic (1936)
Brian Johnson, English singer (AC/DC) (1947)
Karen Allen, American actress (1951)
Bob Geldof, Irish singer (1951)
Angela Molina, Spanish actress (1955)
Caroline Loeb, French singer (1955)
Daniel Baldwin, American actor (1960)
Careca, Brazilian footballer (1960)
Josie Bissett, American actress (1970)
Cdric Villani, French mathematician, Fields Medal 2010 (1973)
Parminder Nagra, English actress (1975)
Kate Winslet, English actress (1975)
Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (1976)
James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5) (1978)
Jesse Eisenberg, American actor (1983)
Nicky Hilton, American socialite (1983)

Ils nous ont quitt un 05 October

Jacques Offenbach, French composer (1880)
Roland Garros, French aviator (1918)
Lars Onsager, Norwegian-born American chemist, Nobel Prize (1976)
Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand molecular biologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (2004)
Bernard Clavel, French writer (2010)
Steve Jobs, Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc (2011)
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