On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1944

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • 358 RAF bombers attack Stettin

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Kooper [Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears; Super Session; Bob Dylan; The Tubes; The Banana Splits), 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
1944 Highlights

About February 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius