Historical Events In February - 05
Monday, 03 August 2020
1959 On February - 05 australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
1959 Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies on February - 05.
1960 Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies on February - 05.
1961 On February - 05 anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history hSS-2 Sea King became the first helicopter to exceed 200 m.p.h. in an officially sanctioned trial.
1962 On this day in history suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools is filed
1962 On February - 05 sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter &Saturn within 16º
1962 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
1963 Soviet lunar probe failure on February - 05.
1965 On this day in history beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
1965 On this day in history irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island on this day in history.
1967 On February - 05 "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1967 On this day in history anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua
1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren on February - 05.
1967 On February - 05 herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
1968 On this day in history kDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m on this day in history.
1968 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1969 "Turn-On," debuts &cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history uS population reaches 200 million
1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vice president, general manager &head coach of Redskins on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history thelma Ritter, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 63
1970 On this day in history first Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
1970 On February - 05 test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa vs Australia, Durban
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history wSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard &Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours on this day in history.
1971 On February - 05 the US Apollo 14 (Shepard and Mitchell onboard) lands on the Moon
1971 MÃ¡tyÃ¡s RÃ¡kosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1972 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65 on February - 05.
1972 Bob Douglas is first black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame on February - 05.