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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1947

Hans Fallada, writer, dies at 53

Death
1947

Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland

Event
1947

Claude King, singer

Birth
1947

David Ladd, LA Calif, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline)

Birth
1947

Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)

Birth
1947

Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed

Death
1948

David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)

Birth
1948

Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion

Event
1948

Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)

Birth
1948

Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)

Birth
1948

"Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time

Event
1948

Christopher Guest, NYC, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap)

Birth
1948

Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], Atlanta, (Stuntman, Shy People)

Birth
1948

Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64

Death
1948

Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion

Event
1949

Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50

Death
1949

Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic

Event
1949

Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)

Birth
1949

Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)

Birth
1949

David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)

Birth
1950

Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)

Birth
1951

Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)

Birth
1952

Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies

Death
1953

"Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

Event
1953

5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes wins

Event