Talk:October 5

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October 5: Fast of Gedalia (Judaism, 2016); Republic Day in Portugal (1910)

Women's March on Versailles
Women's March on Versailles

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Vanity entry?[edit]

Who is 'Paige "Pirate" Davis, skater, sexy'? No article on Wikipedia (not even a stub) and nothing on Google. Laura Kahili does show up on Google, but is arguably not significant enough for Wikipedia. Pseudomonas 14:08, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Most Common Birthday in the US[edit]

According to the Birthday article, October 5 is the most common birthday in the United States. Might this be worth mentioning in the October 5 article? If so, where? Brent 15:41, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

I suggest putting death date immediately after name[edit]

In Wikipedia 'On this day' pages, in the birthdays section, the death date is always put at the end of the entry line, but at times this can cause confusion. In cases such as "1717 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de ChâteaurouxFrench mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)" it looks like Louis died in 1744, not Marie-Anne. To obviate this ambiguity, I suggest that in all entries the death year appear immediately after the person's name, eg "1717 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux (d. 1744), French mistress of King Louis XV of France". It's simply a matter of correct grammar. Alpheus 03:55, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

The project page would probably be the best place to ask about the overall formatting of these pages. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 04:02, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Dali Lama[edit]

According to other sites, including the one for the History Channel, the Dali Lama recieved the Nobel Peace Prize on October 5th 1989, why hasn't anyone added this?—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:10, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


Can anyone tell me why this article lists October 5th as Halloween? Is it the original date? Halloween's entry doesn't mention anything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:55, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea why that was in there, and don't think Oct. 5th has anything to do with its history. And if it does, then an unexplained, unsourced "Halloween" certainly isn't going to cut it. So...removed. Cosmic Latte (talk) 15:01, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Mercedes Sosa[edit]

Mercedes Sosa's death was added to both October 4th and October 5th pages. Since her Wikipedia page states her death was on the 4th, I have deleted her entry on the 5th. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:22, 5 October 2009 (UTC)