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Births for February 05


  • 1626 Marie de S‚vign‚, Paris, letter-writer (Portrait in Letters)
  • 1723 John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
  • 1744 John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
  • 1770 Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, minerologist/geologist (Tertiary)
  • 1778 Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46), founded Tories
  • 1804 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • 1833 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
  • 1837 Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
  • 1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
  • 1840 John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
  • 1848 Belle Starr, outlaw (wild west)
  • 1848 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1860 Jackson Showalter, 1st US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-0?)
  • 1866 Henri (Hendrik J) Hall, comic
  • 1871 Jovan Ducic, Swedish poet (Blauwe Legend)
  • 1878 Andr‚-Gustave Citro‰n, France, auto maker
  • 1891 Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim Calif, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbeld)
  • 1897 Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
  • 1900 Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
  • 1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • 1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
  • 1903 Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears)
  • 1906 John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling
  • 1907 Jan Klaasesz, governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • 1907 Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
  • 1907 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • 1912 Willard Parker, NYC, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman)
  • 1914 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist
  • 1914 William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
  • 1915 Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
  • 1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • 1919 Melina Mercuri, actress (Never on a Sunday)
  • 1919 Red Buttons, (Aaron Chwatt), Bronx NYC, comedian/actor (Sayonara)
  • 1921 John M Pritchard, London England, conductor
  • 1922 Bernard Kalb, State Dept spokesman
  • 1926 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times)
  • 1927 Fall Dufour, US, (actor?)
  • 1927 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Comes the Brides, Primus)
  • 1929 Fred Sinowatz (SP™), Neufeld an der Leitha, chancellor of Austria
  • 1933 J”rn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
  • 1933 Nick Georgiade, NYC, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run)
  • 1934 Hank Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)
  • 1937 Cocky van Oost, (Kommertje van Vliet), dancer (Sylphides)
  • 1937 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • 1937 Stuart Damon, Bkln NY, actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital)
  • 1938 Dick of Niehoff, singer (Fouryo)
  • 1938 John Guare, US writer
  • 1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book
  • 1941 Barrett Strong, Detroit, singer (Money, That's What I Want)
  • 1941 David Selby, Morgantown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • 1941 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • 1942 Cory Wells, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
  • 1942 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1943 Charles Winfield, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • 1943 Craig Morton, Flint Mich, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)
  • 1943 Larry Tamblyn, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • 1946 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • 1947 Mary L Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61B, STS-30)
  • 1948 Barbara Hershey, Atlanta Ga, (Stuntman, Shy People, World Apart)
  • 1948 Christopher Guest, actor (SNL, This is Spinal Tap, Princess Bride)
  • 1948 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1948 Elco (LC) Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
  • 1951 Elizabeth Swados, US, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
  • 1955 Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
  • 1957 Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
  • 1965 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1969 Bobby Brown, singer (Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel)
  • 1971 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)


Passings for February 05


  • 45 -BC- Cato, Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide
  • 1578 Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies
  • 1591 Gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
  • 1679 Joost van den Vondel, poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies
  • 1822 Ali pasja van Janina, (Napoleon/Lord Byron), dies
  • 1881 Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85
  • 1888 Anton Mauve, painter/cousin of Vincent of Gogh, dies at 49
  • 1897 Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
  • 1911 Petrus A Cronj‚, Transvaal Boer general, dies
  • 1919 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1922 Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
  • 1937 Lou (Andreas-)Salom‚, Russian/German author (That Eroticism), dies
  • 1943 H Seyffardt, Lt-Gen/NSB-"minister", killed by resistance
  • 1943 Wim Gertenbach, printer of opposition newspaper (Slogan), dies
  • 1944 Robert E Park, sociologist (human ecology, marginal men), dies at 79
  • 1948 Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered to Wageningen), dies
  • 1956 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
  • 1958 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies
  • 1961 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1967 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • 1968 Nick Adams, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel), dies at 36
  • 1969 Thelma Ritter, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 63
  • 1972 Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • 1973 L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • 1978 Annie (Anna HM) Romein-Verschoor, historical (Omzien), dies at 83
  • 1978 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies
  • 1981 Barend Barendse, sportscaster, dies
  • 1981 Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
  • 1982 Dolores Maran, actress, dies at 56
  • 1982 Neil Aggett, South african worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • 1982 Wies (Aloisius CA) Moens, Flemish writer/nazi (doodvonnis), dies
  • 1983 Derk Roemers, union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • 1991 Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak. Rawhide, Oscar), dies
  • 1991 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies
  • 1993 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve)


Special events for February 05


  • 1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversive sermons
  • 1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught
  • 1576 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • 1631 Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
  • 1644 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
  • 1663 Earthquake in Canada
  • 1736 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
  • 1778 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
  • 1782 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from English
  • 1783 Sweden recognizes US independence
  • 1816 Opera "Barber of Seville" is presented (Rome)
  • 1817 1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
  • 1825 Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable collar
  • 1846 1st US newspaper published on Pacific Coast, Oregon Spectator
  • 1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY
  • 1850 Push key adding machine patented
  • 1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia
  • 1861 Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress
  • 1861 Peep show machine patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati
  • 1864 Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1865 Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
  • 1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
  • 1873 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #129 Antigone
  • 1877 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #172 Baucis
  • 1881 Phoenix, Az incorporates
  • 1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
  • 1887 Opera "Otello" is produced (Milan)
  • 1887 Snow falls on SF
  • 1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel
  • 1901 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • 1917 Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
  • 1917 Present Mexican constitution adopted
  • 1918 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
  • 1918 Seperation of church & state begins in USSR
  • 1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
  • 1923 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
  • 1923 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
  • 1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
  • 1929 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1106 Cydonia, #1109 Tata & #1346 Goth
  • 1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
  • 1932 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #2897 Ole Romer, #3263 & #3426 Seki
  • 1932 R Schorr discovers asteroid #1240 Centenaria
  • 1934 Reinmuth discovers asteroids #2346 Lilio, #2444 Lederle, #2957 & #370
  • 1937 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
  • 1940 Gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
  • 1940 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
  • 1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
  • 1943 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
  • 1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
  • 1947 Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
  • 1948 "Nature of Things" science show premiers on NBC prime time
  • 1948 Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
  • 1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
  • 1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
  • 1953 Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" released
  • 1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Pierre Mends France ends term as premier of France
  • 1958 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania
  • 1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
  • 1958 Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
  • 1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
  • 1962 Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racical segregated" schools, filed
  • 1962 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16ø
  • 1963 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
  • 1963 Soviet lunar probe failure
  • 1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
  • 1967 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premiers on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967 Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
  • 1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • 1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 US population reaches 200 million
  • 1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
  • 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 1972 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
  • 1973 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
  • 1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
  • 1974 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • 1974 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
  • 1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premiers on CBS radio
  • 1977 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • 1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
  • 1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
  • 1979 Sears Radio Theater premiers on CBS
  • 1981 Milt jury in NC convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
  • 1982 DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
  • 1982 Laker Airways collapes owing œ270M ($351M)
  • 1983 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
  • 1984 E Bowell disc asteroid #3486 Fulchignoni, #3526 Jeffbell & #3590 Hols
  • 1986 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
  • 1987 Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
  • 1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan
  • 1988 Panamanian Gen Manuel Noriega indicted by US grant jury for drugs
  • 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points


Songs for date February 05


  • 02/05/55 --- Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) (Como, Perry)
  • 02/05/55 --- Crazy Otto, The (Maddox, Johnny)
  • 02/05/66 --- California Dreamin' (Mamas & The Papas)
  • 02/05/66 --- These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Sinatra, Nancy)
  • 02/05/72 --- Everything I Own (Bread)
  • 02/05/72 --- Sweet Seasons (King, Carole)
  • 02/05/77 --- Rich Girl (Hall & Oates)
  • 02/05/83 --- One On One (Hall & Oates)
  • 02/05/83 --- Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Journey)
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