On This Day: January 5

Tornado Talk Summary

The SPC Database lists three tornadoes in Okaloosa County on January 5, 1962. Storm Data and Grazulis document two events: One in Destin and one in Crestview. The tornado at Destin was a waterspout that came ashore. Several beach cottages were damaged. Rating given was F2. In this summary, we look at the Crestview event. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

January 5, 1892: A possible F3 tornado moved 15 miles through parts of Chambers and Randolph Counties in Alabama. 14 homes were destroyed. Five miles south of Roanoke, three were killed in homes. Buildings at a college and a church were destroyed in Milltown. “Large areas of timber were leveled.” 

Twister From The 2000s

January 5, 2007: An F1 tornado moved along a 5-mile path just west and northwest of Newnan, GA. 30 homes sustained minor to moderate damage. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Heavy snow fell across parts of central California on January 5, 1888. 3-5″ fell in the Sacramento area. Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1709, The Great Frost begins during the night, a sudden cold snap that remains Europe’s coldest ever winter. Thousands are killed across the continent and crops fail in France. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1931, Robert Duvall, merican actor noted for his ability to quietly inhabit any characters, particularly average working people, bringing them fully but subtly to life, was born in San Diego, California. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1970, Soap Opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1998, American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Got You Babe’ and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 5, 2005: Dwarf Planet Eris was discovered in our Solar System. Photo of Eris and its moon Dysnomia via Wikimedia Commons.

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