On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1959

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, American sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American politician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Curt Sachs, German musicologist, dies at 77
  • Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies
1959 Highlights

About February 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius