On this day, March 5th….

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Joseph "Mutt" Summers at the controls of the Supermarine Spitfire prototype K5054, 1936
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1856

Covent Garden Opera House, London is destroyed by fire.

1936

Spitfire makes its 1st flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome, Southampton.

1971

'Stairway to heaven' by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast.

Who do you share a birthday with?....

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LONDON - MAY 14: Rodney Hogg (Australia) practising in the nets at Lord's at the start of the 1981 Tour. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)
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1133

King Henry II 

English King (1154-89) d.1189

1948

Elaine Paige

English singer & actress

1951

Rodney Hogg

Prolific Australian wicket taker 1978-84

1958

Andy Gibb

English singer/songwriter member of The Bee-Gees (d.1988)

1974

Eva Mendes

American actress