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February 5th

February 5th is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year (330 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 5th

1788 Robert Peel (British Prime Minister)

1840 Hiram Maximu (engineer - invented the Maxim gun)

1878 André Citroën (French industrialist)

André Citroën

1900 Adlai Stevenson (US politician)

1906 John Carradine (actor)

1914 William Burroughs (author)

1914 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin (physiologist, biophysicist)

1915 Robert+Hofstadter -->Robert Hofstadter (physicist)

1935 Alex Harvey (singer-songwriter, musician - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)

1940 H. R. Giger (painter, sculptor, set designer)

1943 Nolan Bushnell (businessman, electrical engineer - founded Atari Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese)

1943 Michael Mann (director, producer, screenwriter)

1946 Charlotte Rampling (actress)

1948 Barbara Hershey (actress)

1948 Sven-Göran Eriksson (soccer manager)

1954 Cliff Martinez (drummer)

1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh (actress)

1965 Gheorge Hagi (soccer player)

1967 Chris Parnell (comedian, actor)

1969 Bobby Brown (singer)

Bobby Brown

1969 Michael Sheen (actor)

1980 Jo Swinson (British politician)

1984 Carols Tevez (soccer player)

1985 Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer player)

1992 Neymar (soccer player)

February 5th in History

1788 South Carolina is the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.

1862 Moldavia and Wallachia formally united to form the Romanian United Principalities (Romania).

1885 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes Congo as a personal possession.

1909 Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the discovery of the world's first synthetic plastic, bakelite.

1919 United Artists created.

1922 First issue of Reader's Digest published.

1924 GMT radio time signal first transmitted from Royal Observatory Greenwich.

1936 Charlie Chaplin releases the last silent movie: Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin

1960 CERN's first particle accelerator becomes operational at Geneva, Switzerland.

1962 President of France, Charles de Gaulle, calls for Algeria to be granted independence.

Charles de Gaulle

1971 Apollo 14 (3rd successful manned lunar mission) lands on the moon.

1988 Comic Relief holds first "Red Nose Day" which raises money in the UK for charity.

1988 US indicts Panamanian ruler, Manuel Noriega, on drug-smuggling and money-laundering charges.

Manuel Noriega

2020 US President Donald Trump acquitted in his impeachment trial by the US Senate.

Donald Trump

February 5th is also

Feast of Saint Agatha (Catholicism)

Saint Agatha

Kashmir Day (Pakistan)


People born on February 5th are Aquarius


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