On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1947

Historical Events

  • Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDarrell Waltrip

Darrell Waltrip, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series 1981, 82, 85; Daytona 500 1989; winner 84 x NASCAR Cup Series races) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

Racing Car Driver Darrell Waltrip
Racing Car Driver
Darrell Waltrip
  • David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • George Underwood, British illustrator, and graphic designer for books and album cover art (Bowie; T. Rex; The Fixx), born in Bromley, England
  • Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer & NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
  • Hans Fallada, German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53
1947 Highlights

About February 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius