On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1942

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, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1963, Navy; Super Bowl 1971 [MVP], 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
1942 Highlights

About February 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius