80 Years Ago—Oct. 5, 1940: French police conduct mass arrests of communists in Paris.
US Navy and US Marine Corps place reserve divisions and aviation squadrons on call for active duty.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 5, 1945: Lt. Louis Zamperini (Unbroken) returns home, over two years after his plane ditched in the Pacific.
Meet the Press premieres on the radio.
“Hollywood Black Friday”: a six-month-long set decorators’ strike erupts in a riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studio in Burbank, CA; 40 injured.