On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1962

Historical Events

  • French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
  • Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed
  • Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all within 16 degrees

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tommy Skeoch, American guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
1962 Highlights

About February 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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