This Day in History :: 05 February
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05 February 1958 : Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
05 February 1958 : Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
05 February 1957 : Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
05 February 1956 : Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
05 February 1954 : WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
05 February 1953 : "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, New York City
05 February 1953 : 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes wins
05 February 1949 : Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
05 February 1948 : "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
05 February 1948 : Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
05 February 1948 : Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
05 February 1947 : Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland
05 February 1945 : Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 km/h (440 yd / 20.8 s)
05 February 1945 : British Premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim
05 February 1945 : US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla









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