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 This day in History - January 5
433 Historic Events for January 5
1942

55 German tanks reach North-Africa

Event
1943

Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)

Birth
1943

Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan intl soccer player

Birth
1943

George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81

Death
1943

William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces

Event
1943

Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II

Event
1944

Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)

Birth
1944

Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80

Death
1944

Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]

Birth
1945

Dezs” Szab¢, Hungarian writer (Wiped-out Village), dies at 65

Death
1945

Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)

Birth
1945

Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"

Event
1945

Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam

Event
1946

"Crazy Barret Diamond" Syd, rocker (Pink Floyd)

Birth
1946

Diane Keaton, [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)

Birth
1946

"Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances

Event
1947

Ted Lange, Oakland Calif, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T and Tina)

Birth
1947

Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )

Birth
1948

Thom Mooney, rocker

Birth
1948

Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)

Birth
1949

Chris Stein, Bkln, rock guitarist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Call Me)

Birth
1949

President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

Event
1949

George Brown, rock drummer (Kool and the Gang-Celebration)

Birth
1949

General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra

Event
1950

Michael O'Donoghue, writer/performer

Birth