February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2017 was the 36th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 5 Historical Event(s)
- 62Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1859Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
- 1900The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1962New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 1997The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
- 2004Twenty-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.
- 2009The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1908Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
- 1911Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
- 1923Fatmawati, Indonesian First Lady
- 1935Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
- 1937Stuart Damon, American actor
- 1948Barbara Hershey, American actress
- 1952Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1968Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1971Sara Evans, American singer
- 1986Billy Sharp, English footballer
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