February 5 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Constitution Day
Mexico National Holiday
Unity Day
Burundi Public Holiday
Kashmir Day
Pakistan Public Holiday
Feast of St Agatha
San marino National Holiday
World Nutella Day
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Historical Events on February 5

  • 1631: Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, arrives in Boston after traveling from England.
  • 1918: The first aerial victory for the United States military occurs on this day when Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German plane.
  • 1918: A shipt carrying American troops to Europe – the SS Tuscania – is torpedoed off of the coast of Ireland.
  • 1919: United Artist is launced by D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.
  • 1941: The Battle of Keren during World War II begins on this day. The purpose of this battle was to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  • 1945: Making good on his promise, U.S General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
  • 1953: During the 5th Annual Emmy Awards, “I Love Lucy” and Helen Hayes win Emmys.
  • 1958: The Tybee Bomb – an H-Bomb – is lost by the United States Air Force off of the coast of Savannah, Georgia. To this day, it has never been found or recovered.
  • 1971: During the Apollo 14 mission, astronauts land on the surface of the moon.

Famous Birthdays on February 5

  • Welsh-American actress Peg Entwistle is born in 1908.
  • American novelist and short story writer, William S. Burroughs is born in 1914.
  • English physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Alan Lloyd Hodgkin is born in 1914.
  • American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Hofstadter is born in 1915.
  • American actor Red Buttons is born in 1919.
  • American actor Tim Holt is born in 1919.
  • American actress Barbara Hershey is born in 1948.
  • English actor Tom Wilkinson is born in 1948.
  • Australian journalist and author, Frank Walker is born in 1954.
  • American actor and screenwriter, Tim Meadows is born in 1961.
  • American actress and screenwriter, Jennifer Jason Leigh is born in 1962.
  • American actress Laura Linney is born in 1964.
  • Welsh actor and director, Michael Sheen is born in 1969.
  • American country singer Sara Evans is born in 1971.

Lantern Festival

Purim

Palm Sunday

Tax Day

D-Day

Pentecost