February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2016 was the 36th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1782Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1946The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
- 1958A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
- 1958Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- 1976The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
- 1981New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 2008A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
- 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?
- 1840Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
- 1848Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
- 1911Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
- 1943Craig Morton, American football player
- 1943Michael Mann, American film director
- 1950Jonathan Freeman, American actor
- 1953John Beilein, American basketball coach
- 1969Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
- 1978Shawn Reaves, American actor
- 1990Marvin Knoll, German footballer
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