October 5 is the 278th day of the year. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1857 – The City of Anaheim, California is founded.
+ 1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
+ 1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
+ 1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
+ 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
+ 1962 – The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.
+ 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
+ 2001 – Barry Bonds surpasses Mark McGwire's single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs.
( Births )
+ 1917 – Allen Ludden, American television personality and game show host (d. 1981)
+ 1922 – Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)
+ 1937 – Barry Switzer, American football player and coach
+ 1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1957 – Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)