Today in History – November 5
Today is Monday, November 5. There are 49 days until Christmas.
On this date in 1935, Parker Brothers launched the game Monopoly.
In 1939, the first U.S. post office was established.
In 1946, Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics became the first NBA player to shatter a backboard during a game. Connors later went on to become television's "The Rifleman."
In 1955, the first FM stereo broadcast was made.
In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States.
In 2009, U2 performed a special concert at the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the performance sparked controversy when a wall was built around the area to prevent people who didn't have tickets from getting into the show.
Today is Donut Day, Job Action Day, Love Your Red Hair Day.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer Art Garfunkel is 77. He teamed with Paul Simon to form one of the most successful duos in music history, Simon & Garfunkel.
Singer Bryan Adams is 59.
Academy award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is 58. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Michael Clayton."
Actress Tatum O'Neal is 55. She won an Academy Award at the age of ten for her performance in "Paper Moon," making her the youngest actress ever to win an Oscar.
Golfer Bubba Watson who won the Masters in 2012 and 2014 is 40.
Singer Kevin Jonas, the oldest member of the Jonas Brothers is 31.