On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Turn-On," debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • US population reaches 200 million
  • Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, VP, GM and head coach of Redskins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative"), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Michael Sheen, Welsh actor, born in Newport, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

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