What Happened on February 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
  • Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Dubis, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jennifer Granholm American Politician

Famous Deaths

  • Curt Sachs, German musicologist, dies at 77
  • Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies