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
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Russell, American football player, born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Shawn Reaves, American actor, born in Monroe, Louisiana
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Annie Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
  • Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68

About February 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Figaro - Brotherhood Of Man