What Happened on February 5, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gona├»ves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.

Famous Deaths

  • John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)