Historical Events on March 5, Special Events on This Day

Important Events From This day in History March 5th. Find Out What happened 5th March This Day in History on your birthday. Also you can find some answers for the following questions;
Which major historical events happened on March 5?
What happened on March 5th in history?
What special day is March 5?
What happened in history on March 5th?

What Happened on March 5th This Day in History

Year Name
2012 Tropical Storm Irina kills over 75 as it passes through Madagascar.
2003 In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed in the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
1982 Soviet probe Venera 14 lands on Venus.
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.
1979 Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the German-American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
1978 The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
1974 Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
1970 The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
1965 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
1963 American country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.
1960 Indonesian President Sukarno dismissed the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaced with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members.
1953 Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union, dies at his Volynskoe dacha in Moscow after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage 4 days earlier.
1946 Cold War: Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
1944 World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman-Botoȿani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR.
1943 First Flight of the Gloster Meteor, Britain's first combat jet aircraft.
1942 World War II: Japanese forces captures Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies, which left undefended after the withdrawal of KNIL garrison and Australian Blackforce battalion to Buitenzorg and Bandung.
1940 Six high-ranking members of Soviet politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.
1936 First flight of K5054, the first prototype Supermarine Spitfire advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom.
1933 Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections, which allows the Nazis to later pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
1931 The British Raj: Gandhi-Irwin Pact is signed.
1912 Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
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.
1872 George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
1868 Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito, receives its premiere performance at La Scala.
1860 Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
1850 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
1836 Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
1824 First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1811 Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.
1770 Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot 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.
1766 Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1616 Nicolaus Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is added to the Index of Forbidden Books 73 years after it was first published.
1496 King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
1279 The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
1046 Nasir Khusraw begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
363 Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sasanian Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
Famous People Born on March 5

Here is a random list who born on March 5. For full list please click on the link above.

Year Name
1971 Greg Berry, English footballer and coach
1830 ÿtienne-Jules Marey, French physiologist and chronophotographer (d. 1904)
1974 Kevin Connolly, American actor and director
1901 Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg (d. 1971)
1869 Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal (d. 1952)
1971 Mark Protheroe, Australian rugby league player
1918 Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)
1928 J. Hillis Miller, American academic and critic
1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1985 David Marshall, Scottish footballer
Famous People Deaths On March 5

Here is a list of some famous peope who died on March 5. For full list please click on the link above.

Date Name
1990 Gary Merrill, American actor and director (b. 1915)
1953 Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator and politician of Georgian descent, 2nd leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878)
1977 Tom Pryce, Welsh race car driver (b. 1949)
1770 Crispus Attucks, American slave (b. 1723)
1965 Chen Cheng, Chinese general and politician, 27th Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1897)
2012 Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2012 William O. Wooldridge, American sergeant (b. 1922)
1239 Hermann Balk, German knight
1893 Hippolyte Taine, French historian and critic (b. 1828)
2016 Hassan Al-Turabi, Sudanese activist and politician (b. 1932)