On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances

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Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

  • Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
  • Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with the enemy during the Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player, born in MÄ›sto Albrechtice, Czechia
  • Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), dies at 73
  • Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  • Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75