What Happened on February 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
  • David Ladd, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)

Famous Deaths

  • Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
  • Hans Fallada, German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53