On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 2004

Historical Events

  • 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gona├»ves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion
  • Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.

Famous Deaths

  • Harry West, Irish politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (1974-79), dies at 86
  • John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
2004 Highlights

About February 5, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius