February 5 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Unity Day Burundi Public Holiday
Kashmir Day Pakistan Public Holiday
Chocolate Fondue Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Feast of St Agatha San Marino National Holiday
World Nutella Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Shower with a Friend Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
National Weatherperson’s Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Day off for Liberation Movement Day Angola Public Holiday
Day off for Constitution Day Mexico National Holiday
Pride In Food Service Week - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Work & Occupation)
National School Counseling Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Feeding Tube Awareness Week - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
International Networking Week - International (Education & Reading, Work & Occupation)
National Kraut And Frankfurter Week - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Great American Pizza Bake - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

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.