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March 5th

March 5th is the 64th day of the year (65th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 5th

1133 Henry II (King of England 1154-1189)

1512 Gerardus Mercator (cartographer - "Mercator projection" maps)

1871 Rosa Luxemburg (Socialist revolutionary)

1879 Sir William Beveridge (economist)

1898 Zhou Enlai (Chinese Premier 1949-1976)

1908 Sir Rex Harrison (actor)

1936 Dean Stockwell (actor)

1942 Mike Resnick (author)

1946 Murray Head (singer, actor)

1948 Eddy Grant (singer)

1948 Elaine Paige (singer)

1955 Penn Jillette (magician - Penn & Teller)

1957 Mark E. Smith (singer - The Fall)

1958 Andy Gibb (singer)

1968 Theresa Villiers (British politician)

1974 Matt Lucas (comedian, actor)

1975 Niki Taylor (model)

1975 Jolene Blalock (actress)

March 5th in History

1836 Samuel Colt makes the first production model revolver.

1850 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait, between mainland Britain and the Isle of Anglesey, is opened.

1860 George Westinghouse patents the air brake.

1936 First flight of the prototype Spitfire, K5054.

1946 Winston Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College, St. Louis, in Missouri.

Winston Churchill

1951 Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for espionage begins.

1960 Elvis Presley discharged from US Army.

Elvis Presley

1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect.

1976 British Pound falls below US $2 for the first time.

1981 Sinclair ZX81 (known in the US as Timex Sinclair 1000 or Timex Sinclair 1500) goes on sale.

1998 NASA announces the Clementine probe has found large quantities of water in polar craters on the moon.

March 5th is also

Saint Piran's Day (Cornwall)


People born on March 5th are Pisces


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