Home   On This Day   On This Day in History, November 5

On This Day in History, November 5

What Happened On This Day – November 5

  • 2009 13 killed at Ford Hood, Texas

    Major Malik Hasan opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 people, injuring 30.

  • 2007 China's first lunar satellite enters lunar orbit

    The Chang'e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.

  • 2003 Green Valley Killer pleads guilty

    Gary Ridgeway, a serial killer also known as the Green Valley Killer plead guilty to killing 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • 1995 Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister

    André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

  • 1943 Vatican City bombed

    Vatican City was bombed by a fascist Italian aircraft breaching the neutrality of Vatican during the second World War

Births On This Day – November 5

  • 1960 Tilda Swinton

    English actress

  • 1959 Bryan Adams

    Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

  • 1948 Bob Barr

    American politician

  • 1941 Art Garfunkel

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor

  • 1931 Ike Turner

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

Deaths On This Day – November 5

  • 2010 Antonio Cárdenas Guillén

    Mexican drug lord, co-leader

  • 1982 E. H. Carr

    English historian, theorist

  • 1979 Al Capp

    American cartoonist

  • 1956 Art Tatum

    American pianist

  • 1879 James Clerk Maxwell

    Scottish physicist

You might also like

Try the Night Sky Map!

Try the Night Sky Map!

Find and track planets in the sky with our new Interactive Night Sky Map. Point your mobile at the sky to follow an object, or play around with the timeline. more

February: Snow Moon

February: Snow Moon

The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. This year, the Snow Moon is also a Supermoon. more

When Is the Equinox?

When Is the Equinox?

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. more