5th Feb
5th Feb

This Day in History on 5th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 5th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


Important Events

1994 – Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
1997 – The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
2000 – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
2020 – United States President Donald Trump is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)

1936 – K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic

1976 – Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor

1990 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer


Death/ Death Anniversary

1927 – Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)

2008 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History