On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 2016

Historical Events

  • Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities

Famous Birthdays

  • Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, heir to throne of Bhutan, born in Thimphu, Bhutan

Famous Deaths

  • Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer (The Price of Water in Finistère), dies at 71
2016 Highlights

About February 5, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius