Thursday 5 February 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Christopher Guest in New York City and Barbara Hershey [Herzstein] in Atlanta.
Call Northside 777, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
On TV people were watching Court of Current Issues.
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- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Christopher Guest in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Saturday Night Live, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap, Princess Bride).
- Barbara Hershey [Herzstein] in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; actor (Stuntman, Shy People, A World Apart).
- Nigel Tufnel: rocker (Spinal Tap).
- David Denny: rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band - "Abracadabra").
- Elco [LC]: Brinkman; Dutch minister WVC (CDA).
- Sven-Goran Eriksson: Swedish football manager
- Sven-Göran Eriksson: Swedish football (soccer) manager and former player, commonly referred to just by his nickname 'Svennis' in Sweden.
- Violet Falkenburg: Dutch journalist, coach, and radio and TV presenter.
- Barbara Hershey: American actress with a hippie image during the '60s, who changed her last name to "Seagull" for awhile. Working steadily from 1981, her major films included "The Right Stuff," "The Natural," "The Entity," "Tin Men" and "Hannah & Her Sisters." She played Mary Magdeline in "Last Temptation of Christ," 1988.
- Barbara Seagull: Hollywood Actor
- Dennis Ferguson: Australian sex offender (d. 2012)
- Christopher Guest: American actor and director
- Errol Morris: American director and producer
- Tom Wilkinson: English actor and singer
- Nature of Things science show premieres on NBC prime time
- Gretchen Fraser becomes first US woman Olympics slalom champion.
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