What Happened on February 5, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Parnell, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)