On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Captain American" serial film premieres starring Dick Purcell, first appearance of a Marvel superhero outside a comic

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 358 RAF bombers attack Stettin

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • J. R. Cobb, American guitarist & songwriter (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Robert E. Park, American sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79