2021 March

March 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 5

March 5th is officially World Book Day & Absinthe Day.

Welcome to day 64 of 365! We’re still 301 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

Here you’re going to learn all about the historical events, births and deaths that all happened on this eventful day.

Did you know that on this day in 1868, the world’s favorite paper joiner, the stapler, was patented? It was invented by C. H. Gould in England.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 5th in history!

What Happened On March 5 In History?


The world’s smallest and lightest phone was announced by Willcom.

The "WX06A" phone is exactly 32 grams and measures just 32 x 70 x 10.7 mm making it still today's smallest and lightest.

A tropical storm named Irina on the island of Madagascar killed 65 people.


The Osbournes reality TV show was aired for the first time on MTV.

The American show featured Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne. Ozzy and Sharon have another child (Aimee) who refused to take part.

After a four-month journey, the Venera 14 spacecraft landed on Venus.

OTD in 1982: After a four-month journey
The Russian craft landing was a success and was able to capture pictures among other data for 56 minutes before succumbing to 869°F temperatures and high pressure.

Led Zeppelin started their first tour at Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK.


The battle of the Ruhr campaign began during WWII with an air raid in Essen, Germany.

The battle was a British bombing campaign that last for five months and attacked the Nazi area of Ruhr.

Colorado became the birthplace of the cheeseburger.

OTD in 1935: Colorado became the birthplace of the cheeseburger.
Louis E Ballast registered the cheeseburger as a trademark after he created the cheeseburger at his restaurant, the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In.

Nikola Tesla tried to explain how the phenomenon of ball lightning works.


The world’s favorite paper joiner, the stapler was patented by C. H. Gould in England.


Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B was performed for the first time.


The Boston Massacre occured on this day.

British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston. The Boston Massacre is considered one of the most significant events that lead to the American Revolutionary War.

March 5 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on March 5 share the Pisces star sign.

Pisceans are good listeners. They’re able to listen to others closely with empathy and understanding.

People born in March all have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. It’s known for helping people reconnect with water, and throughout folklore, is known as the treasure of mermaids.

Those who were born on March 5th were likely conceived the previous year on June 12th.

Is today is your birthday? If so, did you know that Eva Mendes was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.

Famous People Born On March 5

Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

English Actor
Birthday: March 5, 1974
Age: 47 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

American Actress
Birthday: March 5, 1974
Age: 47 years old
Born In: Florida, USA

Did you know that on this day, March 5th 1868, the world's favorite paper joiner, the stapler, was patented?