On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Waltrip, American motorsport analyst & race car driver, born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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