On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 2013

Historical Events

  • The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
  • UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Dietrich Manicke, German composer, dies at 89
  • Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • Paul Tanner, American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), developer and player of the Electro-Theremin (The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"; "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), and educator (UCLA), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
2013 Highlights

About February 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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