October 5 in Pop Culture History

05October 5 in Pop Culture History

October 5, 1994 was the first celebration of World Teachers Day. This day is set aside to commemorate and celebrate teachers in the local community. The day has been recognized by The United Nations. Communities are encouraged to sponsor and plan events around the day. Many countries including the United States celebrate World Teachers Day.

1944 – Suffrage was extended to women in France.

1947 – The first televised White House address was given by US President Harry S. Truman.

1950 – You Bet Your Life, featuring Groucho Marx, premiered on NBC.

1957 – #1 Hit October 5, 1957 – October 18, 1957: Jimmie RodgersHoneycomb

1959 – #1 Hit October 5, 1959 – November 15, 1959: Bobby DarinMack the Knife

1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

1966 There was a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor, near Detroit, Michigan.

1969 – The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC One. It ran 45 episodes, until 1974.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began broadcasting and National Educational Television (NET) closed.

1974 – #1 Hit October 5, 1974 – October 18, 1974: Olivia Newton-JohnI Honestly Love You

1982 – Johnson & Johnson began a nationwide product recall in the US for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago were found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.

1984 – Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space, flying aboard the US Space Shuttle Challenger.

1991 – #1 Hit October 5, 1991 – October 11, 1991: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta HollowayGood Vibrations

1991 – The first official version of the Linux kernel (version 0.02) was released.

2001 – Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire’s single-season home run total withthe 71st and 72nd home runs.

2002 – #1 Hit October 5, 2002 – November 8, 2002: Kelly ClarksonA Moment Like This

2011 – American Horror Story premiered on FX

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