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Events of December 5th:

December 5th is the 339th day of the year (340th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 5th:

1782 Martin Van Buren (8th US President)

Martin Van Buren

1839 George Armstrong Custer (US General)

George Armstrong Custer

1859 John Jellicoe (British Admiral)

1867 Józef Pilsudski (Polish general and political leader)

1879 Clyde Cessna (aircraft manufacturer)

1890 Fritz Lang (film-maker, film producer, screenwriter, actor)

1892 Sir John Alcock (pilot of first non-stop transatlantic flight)

1901 Walt Disney (animator, film producer, film director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, entertainer)

Walt Disney

1902 Strom Thurmond (US politician)

1904 Werner Heisenberg (physicist)

Werner Heisenberg

1932 Little Richard (singer)

Little Richard

1946 José Carreras (opera singer)

1963 Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards (ski jumper)

1975 Ronnie O'Sullivan (snooker player)

1979 Nick Stahl (actor)

1985 Frankie Muniz (actor - Malcolm in the Middle)

December 5th in History:

1766 James Christie (founder of Christie's) holds his first sale in London, England.

1847 Jefferson Davis elected to the US Senate. (He subsequently goes on to be the first and only President of the Confederate States of America).

Jefferson Davis

1932 Albert Einstein granted a US visa.

Albert Einstein

1933 Prohibition ends in the US when Utah becomes the 36th State to ratify the 21st Amendment.

1955 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1957 Indonesian President Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.


2005 Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the UK, granting legal status to gay and lesbian couples.

December 5th is also:

International Volunteer Day

King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day (Thailand)


People born on December 5th are Sagittarius


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