On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1978

Historical Events

  • 28th NBA All-Star Game, Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Ga: East beats West, 133-125; MVP: Randy Smith, SD Clippers, G
  • Blizzard forms in US North East, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days
  • Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Russell, American football player, born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Shawn Reaves, American actor, born in Monroe, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
  • Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
1978 Highlights

About February 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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