On this day: October 5

Posted: 6:27 PM EDT Oct 04, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 05, 2016

James Bond debuts in theaters, the Beatles release their first single, PBS is founded, and Tylenol capsules are recalled amid seven deaths from tampering, all on this day.

OTD October 5 - Bob Geldof
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International Monetary Fund Photograph/Stephen Jaffe

1954: Bob Geldof, who would go on to be the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film "Pink Floyd - The Wall," is born in DĂșn Laoghaire, Ireland. Geldof is also known for his activism, including forming the supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia and organizing the charity super-concert Live Aid in 1985 and the Live 8 concerts in 2005.


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