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February 5 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  • AD 62 – Earthquake in Pompeii, .
  •  – An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself and establishes the state of Yan.
  •  – Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state.
  •  – Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of .
  •  – A group of early Christians are killed by the new government of for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  •  – Charles Stuart, the son of King Charles I, is declared King  of England and  by the Scottish Parliament.
  •  –  becomes the second state to ratify the .
  •  – Spanish defeat British forces and capture Menorca.
  •  – In Calabria, a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  •  – HMS Blenheim and HMS Java disappear off the coast of Rodrigues.
  •  – Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  •  – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of and Norway.
  •  – University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
  •  – The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, , one of the largest and oldest museums in the , opens to the public.
  • – Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Moldavia, is also elected as the prince of Wallachia, joining the two principalities as a personal union called the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the , which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
  •  – Moldavia and Wallachia formally unite to create the Romanian United Principalities.
  •  – The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, .
  •  – King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  •  – In , the  Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with four basic specialties.
  •  – Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world’s first synthetic plastic.
  •  – Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  •  – The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  • 1917 – The Congress of the  passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over  ’s veto.
  •  – Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1918 – SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  •  – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  •  – The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
  •  – Mutiny on Royal Netherlands Navy warship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Sumatra,  East Indies.
  •  – Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España“, or Leader of .
  •  – : Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  •  – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
  •  – Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the Air Force off the coast of Savannah, , never to be recovered.
  •  – French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
  •  – The  ’s ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of  .
  •  – Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  •  – Riots break in Lima,  after the police forces on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
  •  – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
  •  – Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 1 – Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • – Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
  •  – The so-called Big Three banks in announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
  •  – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, .
  •  – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the  Haiti rebellion.
  •  – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
  •  – United States President Donald Trump is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

Births on February 5

  •  – Sanjō, emperor of Japan (d. )
  •  – John II, marquess of Montferrat (d. )
  •  – Philip II, duke of Savoy (d. )
  •  – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss statesman and historian (d. )
  •  – René of Châlon, prince of Orange (d. )
  •  – Juraj Drašković, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. )
  •  – Andreas Dudith, Croatian-Hungarian nobleman and diplomat (d. )
  •  – Giovanni de’ Bardi, Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. )
  • 1589 – Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. )
  •  – Biagio Marini, Italian violinist and composer (d. )
  •  – Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. )
  •  – Gaspar Schott, German mathematician and physicist (d. )
  •  – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. )
  •  – Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (d. )
  •  – Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American minister (d. )
  •  – John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. )
  •  – James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
  •  – Christian Gottlob Neefe, and conductor (d. )
  •  – Robert Peel, lieutenant and politician,  (d. )
  •  – Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (d. )
  •  – Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet and hymn-writer (d. )
  •  – Carl Spitzweg, German painter and poet (d. 1885)
  • 1810 – Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (d. )
  •  – Peter Lalor, Irish-Australian activist and politician (d. )
  •  – Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Church, Moody Institute, and Moody Publishers (d. )
  •  – John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. )
  • 1840 –  Maxim, American engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. )
  •  – Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (d. )
  •  – Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (d. 1907)
  • 1848 – Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean lieutenant (d. )
  • 1852 – Terauchi Masatake, Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1919)
  •  – Domhnall Ua Buachalla, Irish politician, 3rd and last -General of the Irish Free State (d. 1963)
  •  – Charles Edmund Brock, British painter and (d. )
  •  – Ernie McLea, Canadian ice player (d. )
  •  – André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. )
  • 1880 – Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (d. )
  • 1889 – Patsy Hendren, English and footballer (d. 1962)
  • 1889 – Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
  • 1889 – Recep Peker, Turkish officer and politician (d. )
  •  – Renato Petronio, Italian rower (d. )
  •  – Elizabeth Ryan, American player (d. )
  •  – Dirk Stikker, Dutch businessman and politician, 3rd Secretary General of NATO (d. 1979)
  •  – Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the  (d. )
  • 1903 – Koto Matsudaira, Japanese diplomat, ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1994)
  • 1903 – Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)
  •  – John Carradine, (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (d. )
  • 1907 – Pierre Pflimlin, French politician, Prime Minister of  (d. 2000)
  •  – Marie Baron, Dutch swimmer and diver (d. )
  • 1908 – Peg Entwistle, Welsh-American actress (d. )
  • 1908 – Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins (d. )
  • 1908 – Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (d. 1939)
  •  – Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1969)
  •  – Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1910 – Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (d. )
  •  – Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. )
  •  – William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist, biophysicist, and academic,  laureate (d. )
  •  – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  • 1917 – Edward J. Mortola, American academic and president of Pace University (d. )
  • 1917 – Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress (d. )
  • 1919 – Red Buttons, American (d. )
  • 1919 – Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1919 – Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of  (d. )
  • 1921 – Ken Adam, German-born English production designer and director (d. )
  •  – Claude King, American music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  • 1923 – James E. Bowman, American physician and academic (d. )
  • 1924 – Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. )
  •  – Robert Allen, American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch captain and pilot (d. )
  •  – Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (d. 1985)
  • 1928 – Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – P. J. Vatikiotis, Israeli-American historian and political (d. 1997)
  •  – Hal Blaine, American session drummer (d. )
  • 1929 – Luc Ferrari, French pianist and composer (d. )
  • 1929 – Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician, 19th Chancellor of  (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
  • 1933 – Jörn Donner, Finnish director and screenwriter (d. 2020)
  • 1933 – B. S. Johnson, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1973)
  •  – Hank Aaron, American baseball player
  • 1934 – Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1935 – Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  • 1935 – Johannes Geldenhuys, South African military commander (d. )
  •  – K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic
  • 1 – Stuart Damon, American actor and singer
  • – Larry Hillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1937 – Gaston Roelants, Belgian runner
  • 1937 – Alar Toomre, Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician
  • 1937 – Wang Xuan, computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1938 – Rafael Nieto Navia, Colombian lawyer, jurist, and diplomat
  • 1939 – Brian Luckhurst, English cricketer (d. 2005)
  •  – H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Luke Graham, (d. 2006)
  • 1941 – Stephen J. Cannell, American actor, , and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – Henson Cargill, American country music singer (d. 2007)
  • 1941 – David Selby, American actor and playwright
  • 1941 – Barrett Strong, American soul singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1941 – Kaspar Villiger, Swiss engineer and politician, 85th President of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1941 – Cory Wells, American pop-rock singer (d. )
  •  – Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
  •  – Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc.
  • 1943 – Michael Mann, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Dušan Uhrin, Czech and Slovak footballer and manager
  •  – J. R. Cobb, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1944 – Henfil, Brazilian , author, and illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1944 – Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1944 – Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1945 – Douglas Hogg, English lawyer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  •  – Amnon Dankner, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Charlotte Rampling, English actress
  •  – Mary L. Cleave, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1947 – Clemente Mastella, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Justice
  • 1947 – Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Christopher Guest, American actor and director
  • 1948 – Barbara Hershey, American actress
  • 1948 – Errol Morris, American director and producer
  • 1948 – Tom Wilkinson, English actor
  •  – Kurt Beck, German politician
  • 1949 – Yvon Vallières, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1950 – Jonathan Freeman, American actor and singer
  • 1950 – Rafael Puente, Mexican footballer
  •  – Nikolay Merkushkin, Mordovian engineer and politician, 1st Head of the Republic of Mordovia
  •  – Daniel Balavoine, French singer-songwriter and producer (d. )
  • 1952 – Vladimir Moskovkin, Ukrainian-Russian geographer, economist, and academic
  •  – Freddie Aguilar, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – John Beilein, American basketball player and coach
  • 1953 – Gustavo Benítez, Paraguayan footballer and manager
  •  – Cliff Martinez, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1954 – Frank Walker, Australian journalist and author
  •  – Mike Heath, American baseball player and manager
  •  – Vinnie Colaiuta, American drummer
  • 1956 – Héctor Rebaque, Mexican race car driver
  • 1956 – David Wiesner, American author and illustrator
  • 1956 – Mao Daichi, Japanese actress
  •  – Jüri Tamm, Estonian hammer thrower and politician
  •  – Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
  • 1960 – Aris Christofellis, Greek soprano and musicologist
  • 1960 – Bonnie Crombie, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 6th Mayor of Mississauga
  • 1960 – Micky Hazard, , central midfielder
  •  – Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Tim Meadows, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, screenwriter, producer and director
  • 1963 – Steven Shainberg, American film director and producer
  •  – Laura Linney, American actress
  • 1964 – Ha Seungmoo, Poet, Pastor, Historical theologian
  • 1964 – Duff McKagan, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1965 – Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian-French tennis player and coach
  • 1965 – Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Keith Moseley, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1965 – Quique Sánchez Flores, Spanish footballer and manager
  •  – José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer
  • 1966 – Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. )
  •  – Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian
  •  – Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – Marcus Grönholm, Finnish race car driver
  • 1969 – Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1969 – Michael Sheen, Welsh actor and director
  • 1969 – Derek Stephen Prince, American voice actor
  •  – Jean-Marc Jaumin, Belgian basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Darren Lehmann, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1971 – Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1971 – Sara Evans, American country singer
  •  – Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
  • 1972 – Brad Fittler, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973 – Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer-songwriter
  • 1973 – Luke Ricketson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  •  – Michael Maguire, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1975 – Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1976 – John Aloisi, Australian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1977 – Ben Ainslie, English sailor
  • 1977 – Adam Dykes, Australian rugby league player
  • 1977 – Adam Everett, American baseball player and coach
  •  – Brian Russell, American football player
  • 1978 – Samuel Sánchez, Spanish cyclist
  • 1979 – Nate Holzapfel, American entrepreneur and television personality
  •  – Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer, created LiveJournal
  • 1980 – Jo Swinson, Scottish politician
  •  – Mia Hansen-Løve, French director and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Loukas Vyntra, Czech-Greek footballer
  • 1982 – Laura del Rio, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Kevin Everett, American football player
  • 1982 – Tomáš Kopecký, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Rodrigo Palacio, Argentinian footballer
  •  – Anja Hammerseng-Edin, Norwegian handball player
  •  – Carlos Tevez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Lloyd Johansson, Australian rugby player
  • 1985 – Laurence Maroney, American football player
  • 1985 – Paul Vandervort, American actor, film producer, and former model
  • 1985 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986 – Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian footballer, centre back
  • 1986 – Marcos Díaz, Argentinian footballer
  • 1986 – Kevin Gates, , singer, and entrepreneur
  • 1986 – Sekope Kepu, Australian rugby player
  • 1986 – Billy Sharp, English footballer
  • 1986 – Reed Sorenson, American race car driver
  • 1986 – Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
  •  – Darren Criss, American actor, singer, and entrepreneur
  • 1987 – Curtis Jerrells, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Alex Kuznetsov, Ukrainian-American tennis player
  • 1987 – Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Donald Sanford, American-Israeli sprinter
  • 1988 – Karin Ontiveros, Mexican model
  •  – Marina Melnikova, Russian tennis player
  • 1990 – Dmitry Andreikin, Russian chess player
  • 1990 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer
  • 1990 – Jordan Rhodes, Scottish footballer
  •  – Nabil Bahoui, Swedish footballer
  • 1991 – Gerald Tusha, Albanian footballer
  •  – Stefan de Vrij, Dutch footballer
  • 1992 – Neymar, Brazilian footballer
  • 1993 – Leilani Latu, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Ty Rattie, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  – Adnan Januzaj, Belgian-Albanian footballer
  • 1996 – Stina Blackstenius, Swedish footballer
  • 1997 – Patrick Roberts, English footballer
  • 2016 – Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutanese prince

Deaths on February 5

  •  – Avitus of Vienne, Gallo-Roman bishop
  •  – Kanmu, emperor of Japan (b. 736)
  • 994 – William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
  •  – Adelaide, German abbess and saint
  •  – Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince
  •  – Zafadola, Arab emir of Zaragoza
  •  – Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian painter (b. )
  •  – Shunzhi, Chinese emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. )
  •  – Philipp Spener, German theologian and author (b. )
  •  – Henri François d’Aguesseau, French jurist and politician, Chancellor of France (b. )
  •  – Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. )
  •  – Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  •  – Eusebius Amort, German theologian and academic (b. )
  •  – William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. )
  • 1807 – Pasquale Paoli, Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)
  • 1818 – Charles XIII, king of Sweden (b. 1748)
  •  – Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)
  • 1882 – Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. )
  • 1892 – Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)
  • 1915 – Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
  • 1917 – Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. )
  •  – Christiaan de Wet, South African general and politician, State President of the Orange Free State (b. )
  • 1922 – Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
  • 1927 – Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)
  • 1931 – Athanasios Eftaxias, Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)
  • 1933 – Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (b. )
  • 1937 – Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (b. )
  • 1938 – Hans Litten, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)
  • 1941 – Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. )
  • 1941 – Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Estonia (b. )
  • 1946 – George Arliss, English actor and playwright (b. )
  • 1948 – Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. )
  • 1952 – Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)
  • 1954 – Hossein Sami’i, politician, diplomat, writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1955 – Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)
  • 1957 – Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon and author (b. )
  • 1962 – Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
  • 1967 – Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. )
  • 1969 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. )
  • 1970 – Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
  • 1971 – Lew “Sneaky Pete” Robinson, drag racer (b. 1933)
  • 1972 – Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. )
  • 1976 – Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. )
  • 1977 – Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (b. )
  • 1981 – Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  • 1982 – Neil Aggett, Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)
  • 1983 – Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. )
  • 1987 – William Collier, Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
  • 1989 – Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 1991 – Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1992 – Miguel Rolando Covian, Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)
  • 1993 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 1997 – Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. )
  • 1997 – René Huyghe, French historian and author (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  •  – Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2000 – Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. )
  • 2004 – John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2005 – Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Michalina Wisłocka, Polish gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Leo T. McCarthy, -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of  (b. )
  • 2007 – Alfred Worm, Austrian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2008 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
  • 2010 – Brendan Burke, Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)
  • 2010 – Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid leader, and diplomat, 13th South Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Brian Jacques, English author and host (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – John Turner Sargent, Sr., American publisher (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Jo Zwaan, Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Tom McGuigan, New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2015 – K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of  (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Herman Rosenblat, Polish-American author (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Ciriaco Cañete, Filipino martial artist (b. 1919)
  • 2020 – Kirk Douglas, American actor (b. 1916)

Holidays and observances on February 5

  • Christian feast day:
    • Adelaide of Vilich
    • Agatha of Sicily
    • Avitus of Vienne
    • Bertulf (Bertoul) of Renty
    • Ingenuinus (Jenewein)
    • Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson (Episcopal Church ())
    • Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan (in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Anglican Church in Japan)
    • February 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Mexico)
  • Crown Princess Mary’s birthday (Denmark)
  • Kashmir Solidarity Day ()
  • Liberation Day (San Marino)
  • Runeberg’s Birthday (Finland)
  • Unity Day (Burundi)
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