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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1954

WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77

Death
1954

Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)

Birth
1955

Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)

Birth
1956

Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74

Death
1956

7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Event
1956

NY Mayor Robert Wagner and Bkln Boro Pres Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build

Event
1956

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open

Event
1957

Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)

Birth
1957

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert

Event
1958

Jennifer Jason Leigh, [Morrow], LA Cal, actress (Single White Female)

Birth
1958

Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain

Event
1958

Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic

Event
1958

Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84

Death
1958

Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)

Event
1958

Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

Event
1959

Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide

Event
1959

Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies

Death
1959

Glenn Dubis, Lincoln Neb, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96)

Birth
1959

"Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances

Event
1960

Jane Geddes, Huntington NY, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open)

Birth
1960

William John Readings, literary theorist

Birth
1960

Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81

Death
1960

Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies

Death
1961

Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73

Death