What happened on March 5? There are more than 284 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 5

March 5 In HistoryMarch 5 is the 64th day of the year 2021. There are 301 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 9th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Fairbury, Illinois 61739 sunrise occured at 06:20 AM and sunset occured at 05:50 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 333 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 5

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
  • 1046
    Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
  • 1279
    The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1496
    King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
  • 1616
    Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1770
    Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by John Adams.
  • 1824
    First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
  • 1850
    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 1860
    Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1868
    Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
  • 1872
    George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
  • 1906
    Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
  • 1912
    Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1931
    The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1940
    Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
  • 1943
    First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1946
    Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1946
    Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • 1960
    Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase, giving rise to the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.
  • 1960
    Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 1975
    First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club
  • 1978
    The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1979
    Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 1981
    The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.
  • 1982
    Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • 2003
    In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

Who Were Born On March 5?

  • 1133
    Henry II of England, King of England (d. 1189)
  • 1324
    King David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
  • 1326
    Louis I of Hungary (d. 1382)
  • 1512
    Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
  • 1563
    John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1575
    William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
  • 1585
    John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
  • 1658
    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
  • 1693
    Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • 1696
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
  • 1703
    Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1713
    Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776)
  • 1713
    Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1783)
  • 1723
    Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1739
    Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American physican and statesman (d. 1819)
  • 1748
    Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1748
    William Shield, English musician (d. 1829)
  • 1750
    Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
  • 1794
    Jacques Babinet, French physicist (d. 1872)
  • 1794
    Robert Cooper Grier, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1870)
  • 1814
    Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1815
    John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
  • 1817
    Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist (d. 1894)
  • 1836
    Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1853
    Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
  • 1862
    Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1867
    Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1869
    Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952)
  • 1870
    Frank Norris, American writer (d. 1902)
  • 1871
    Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • 1873
    Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • 1874
    Henry Travers, British actor (d. 1965)
  • 1879
    Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1882
    Dora Marsden, British editor, writer (d. 1960)
  • 1883
    Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (d. 1969)
  • 1886
    Dong Biwu, Chinese Communist Party figure (d. 1975)
  • 1887
    Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
  • 1897
    Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
  • 1898
    Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
  • 1904
    Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1908
    Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1908
    Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles (d. 2007)
  • 1914
    Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1915
    Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
  • 1918
    Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    José Aboulker, Jewish Communist (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1921
    Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1922
    James Noble, American actor
  • 1922
    Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
  • 1923
    Laurence Tisch, American investor (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1929
    Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1930
    Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 1931
    Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player
  • 1931
    Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1933
    Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Kostas Linoxilakis, Greek footballer
  • 1933
    Tommy Tucker, American blues singer and pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1934
    Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934
    James B. Sikking, American actor
  • 1935
    Paul Sand, American actor
  • 1935
    Philip K. Chapman, Australian astronaut and scientist
  • 1936
    Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    Dean Stockwell, American actor
  • 1937
    Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, 5th & 12th President of Nigeria
  • 1938
    Fred Williamson, American football player and actor
  • 1938
    Lynn Margulis, American biologist (d. 2011)
  • 1938
    Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
  • 1939
    Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1939
    Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef
  • 1939
    Samantha Eggar, English actress
  • 1942
    Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
  • 1942
    Mike Resnick, American science fiction author
  • 1943
    Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1944
    Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1944
    Peter Brandes, Danish artist
  • 1944
    Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1946
    Lova Moor, French singer and dancer
  • 1946
    Mem Fox, Australian writer
  • 1946
    Murray Head, British actor and singer
  • 1946
    Richard Bell, Canadian musician (The Band) (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1947
    Eddie Hodges, American actor and singer
  • 1947
    Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
  • 1948
    Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
  • 1948
    Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1948
    Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1948
    Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1949
    Franz Josef Jung, German federal minister of defence
  • 1949
    Leszek Błażyński, Polish boxer (d. 1992)
  • 1951
    Burkhard Segler, German footballer
  • 1951
    Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, Malaysian cartoonist
  • 1951
    Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1952
    Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
  • 1952
    Diana Castro Hagee, American evangelist and author, wife of John Hagee
  • 1953
    Michael Sandel, American philosopher
  • 1954
    Barry Lee Fairchild, American convicted murderer (d. 1995)
  • 1954
    Jack Stamp, American wind band composer
  • 1954
    Marsha Warfield, American actress
  • 1955
    Georgios Papastamkos, Greek politician
  • 1955
    Julien Dray, French politician
  • 1955
    Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
  • 1956
    Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
  • 1956
    Marco Paolini, Italian stage actor and author
  • 1956
    Teena Marie, American singer (d. 2010)
  • 1957
    Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
  • 1957
    Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
  • 1958
    Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
  • 1959
    David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1959
    Tsukasa Hojo, Japanese manga artist
  • 1959
    Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician and 7th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
  • 1960
    David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1962
    Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1962
    Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1963
    Joel Osteen, American religious figure
  • 1964
    Bertrand Cantat, French singer and murderer
  • 1966
    Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1966
    Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966
    Michael Irvin, American football player
  • 1968
    Gordon Bajnai, Hungarian politician
  • 1969
    Danny King, British author
  • 1969
    MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1969
    Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • 1969
    Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1970
    John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1970
    Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress
  • 1970
    Mike Brown, American basketball coach
  • 1971
    Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • 1971
    Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Scott Mosier, American producer
  • 1971
    Yuri Lowenthal, American actor and author
  • 1972
    Brian Grant, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1973
    Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Eva Mendes, American actress
  • 1974
    Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • 1974
    Kevin Connolly, American actor and comedian
  • 1974
    Matt Lucas, English comedian
  • 1975
    Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • 1975
    Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975
    Niki Taylor, American model
  • 1975
    Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
  • 1976
    Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1976
    Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
  • 1976
    Paul Konerko, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
  • 1977
    Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Jared Crouch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978
    Kimberly McCullough, American actress
  • 1978
    Mike Hessman, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
  • 1981
    Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1981
    Barret Jackman, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • 1982
    Daniel Carter, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1982
    Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
  • 1984
    Ryan Crowley, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    David Marshall, Scottish footballer
  • 1985
    Kenichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • 1986
    Ellen Whitaker, English show jumper
  • 1986
    Kimberlee Green, Australian netball player
  • 1986
    Matty Fryatt, English footballer
  • 1987
    Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
  • 1988
    Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1988
    Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1989
    Jake Lloyd, American actor
  • 1989
    Sterling Knight, American actor
  • 1990
    Alex Smithies, English footballer
  • 1992
    Erik Lamela, Argentine footballer

Who Died On March 5?

  • 1534
    Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
  • 1539
    Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • 1592
    Michael Coxcie, Flemish painter (b. 1499)
  • 1611
    Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)
  • 1622
    Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1569)
  • 1695
    Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
  • 1726
    Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
  • 1770
    Crispus Attucks, American Revolution figure
  • 1776
    Yeongjo of Joseon of Korea (b. 1694)
  • 1778
    Thomas Arne, English composer (b. 1710)
  • 1815
    Franz Anton Mesmer, German physician and astrologist (b. 1734)
  • 1827
    Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (b. 1745)
  • 1827
    Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • 1829
    John Adams, British mutineer (b. 1766)
  • 1849
    David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
  • 1876
    Marie d'Agoult, German-born writer (b. 1805)
  • 1893
    Hippolyte Taine, French historian (b. 1828)
  • 1895
    Henry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (b. 1810)
  • 1895
    Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (b. 1831)
  • 1903
    George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)
  • 1904
    John Lowther du Plat Taylor, British Army officer (b. 1829)
  • 1907
    Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • 1925
    Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (b. 1859)
  • 1926
    Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • 1927
    Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • 1929
    David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile executive (b. 1854)
  • 1931
    Fr. Arthur Tooth, British religious figure (b. 1839)
  • 1940
    Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
  • 1944
    Max Jacob, French poet and writer (b. 1876)
  • 1945
    Lena Baker, American convicted murderer (b. 1901)
  • 1947
    Alfredo Casella, Italian composer (b. 1883)
  • 1950
    Edgar Lee Masters American poet, biographer and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • 1953
    Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1953
    Joseph Stalin, Georgian leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878)
  • 1953
    Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, (b. 1891)
  • 1955
    Antanas Merkys, Lithuanian politician (b. 1888)
  • 1963
    Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 1963
    Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer (b. 1921)
  • 1963
    Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 1965
    Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • 1965
    Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1966
    Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889)
  • 1967
    Georges Vanier, Canadian politician (b. 1888)
  • 1967
    Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian Prime Minister (b. 1882)
  • 1973
    Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • 1974
    Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1974
    Sol Hurok, Russian-born American impresario (b. 1888)
  • 1977
    Tom Pryce, Welsh race car driver (b. 1949)
  • 1980
    Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (b. 1912)
  • 1980
    Winifred Wagner, German opera producer (b. 1897)
  • 1981
    Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1982
    John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 1984
    Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (b. 1915)
  • 1984
    William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
  • 1988
    Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1990
    Gary Merrill, American film actor (b. 1915)
  • 1993
    Cyril Collard, French author and filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • 1995
    Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
  • 1995
    Vivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Band) (b. 1943)
  • 1996
    Whit Bissell, American actor (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Samm Sinclair Baker, American dietician and author (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2000
    Lolo Ferrari, French pornographic actress (b. 1962)
  • 2000
    Rena Dor, Greek actress and singer (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Richard Kuklinski, American organized crime figure (b. 1935)
  • 2008
    Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born American computer science professor (b. 1923)

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