On this day: February 5

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Feb 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 04, 2015 

The U.S. military scores its first aerial victory, Reader's Digest is first published, Disney's "Peter Pan" premieres, and Manuel Noriega is indicted, all on this day.

OTD February 5 - John Carradine
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1906: Actor John Carradine, one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history and the patriarch of the Carradine acting family, is born in New York City. Four of Carradine's five sons would also become actors: David, Robert, Keith and Bruce. David Carradine, who starred in the TV series "Kung Fu," would also see his own daughter, Calista, join Robert's daughter Ever and Keith's son Cade and daughter Martha Plimpton as actors. John Carradine died of multiple organ failure at the age of 82 on Nov. 27, 1988.


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