On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
  • Last day of Test cricket for West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs & Australian opening batsman Ian Redpath, 6th Test in Melbourne

Famous Birthdays

  • Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • Brian Moorman, American football player, born in Wichita, Kansas
  • John Aloisi, Australian footballer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Nancy Feber, Belgian tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Tony Jaa, Thai actor & martial artist, born in Surin, Thailand

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drum, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), dies from bowel cancer at 69
  • Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
1976 Highlights

About February 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • UK #1 Song: Mamma Mia - Abba