February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2023 was the 36th day of the year 2023 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1576Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
- 1869The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
- 1924New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1988Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 1994During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
- 2008A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1703Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
- 1900Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)
- 1922Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
- 1946Charlotte Rampling, British actress
- 1950Jonathan Freeman, American actor
- 1966Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
- 1982Wheesung, Korean R&B singer
- 1985Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
- 1986Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
- 1987Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
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