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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1962

French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

Event
1962

Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71

Death
1962

Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed

Event
1962

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn within 16ø

Event
1962

Tommy Skeoch, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Birth
1962

Duff McKagan, [Michael], Seattle Wash, bassist (Guns and Roses)

Birth
1963

Soviet lunar probe failure

Event
1963

Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars

Event
1964

Jim Pugh, Burbank CA, tennis star

Birth
1965

Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71

Death
1965

Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star

Birth
1965

Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)

Birth
1965

James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)

Birth
1965

Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels

Event
1966

BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island

Event
1966

Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer

Birth
1966

Ludwig Binswanger, Swiss psychiatrist (šber Ideenflucht), dies at 84

Death
1967

Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87

Death
1967

"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)

Event
1967

Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua

Event
1967

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren

Event
1968

KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1968

Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m

Event
1968

Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star

Birth
1968

Nick Adams, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel), dies at 36

Death