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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1942

Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)

Birth
1942

Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1942

Cory Wells, Buffalo NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)

Birth
1942

"Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn and Tracy opens at Radio City

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1942

Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore

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1943

Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt

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1943

Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis

Death
1943

Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)

Birth
1943

Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission

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1943

Michael Mann, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends)

Birth
1943

Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat and Tears-Spinning Wheel)

Birth
1943

Craig Morton, Flint Mich, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)

Birth
1943

Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream

Birth
1943

Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)

Birth
1943

Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer

Birth
1944

Robert E Park, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79

Death
1944

358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin

Event
1944

Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat and Tears-When I Die)

Birth
1944

Cory Wells, rocker

Birth
1944

J R Cobb, Birmingham Ala, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)

Birth
1945

British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim

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1945

Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

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1945

US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

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1946

George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77

Death
1946

Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)

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