February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
+ 1919 – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
+ 1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
+ 1971 – Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
( Births )
+ 1934 – Hank Aaron, American baseball player
+ 1942 – Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
+ 1943 – Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
+ 1969 – Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor