On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Woman of the Year" film directed by George Stevens, starring Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy opens at Radio City

  • Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)