On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1945

Historical Events

  • Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

Historic Event

US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, is executed by Nazis at 23
1945 Highlights

About February 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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