On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Turn-On," debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • United States population reaches 200 million
  • Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vice-president, general manager, and head coach of NFL Washington Redskins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative"), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Michael Sheen, Welsh actor (Frost/Nixon), born in Newport, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
1969 Highlights

About February 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius