Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 11' (Feb. 5, 1973, at 5:39)
(Monday, February 5, 1973; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — With full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army today buried America’s last warrior to be killed in Vietnam before the Jan. 27, 1973, cease-fire ended the United States’ longest war.
Col. William B. Holde, 43, died 11 hours before the truce went into effect, the victim of an enemy artillery burst. At the time, he was the 45,941st confirmed American serviceman to be killed in action in Indochina (the final count would be 58,220 American serviceman killed).
(Thursday, February 5, 1953) — Peter Pan, an animated film produced by Walt Disney about a girl named Wendy and her brothers who are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan, was released today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, the film starred Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Paul Collins and Tommy Luske.