On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • Larry Tamblyn, American rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Mann, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestNolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari
Nolan Bushnell

Famous Deaths

  • Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
1943 Highlights

About February 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius