June 5 Events in History - June 5 Birthdays - June 5 Deaths
2015 Philippine President Benigno Aquino announces that his nation will enter a 'visiting forces' agreement with Japan, which will allow Japanese usage of Philippine military bases for activities such as refueling
2014 U.S. telecom company Sprint is in talks to purchase T-Mobile U.S.; the combined company will be better able to compete against market leaders Verizon and AT&T
2014 Donald Sterling, the L.A. Clippers owner banned from the NBA after making racist remarks, has dropped a lawsuit fighting the forced sale of the team; the pending sale to former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer must now be approved by the NBA
2013 The Australian dollar strikes a new, 20-month low against the U.S. dollar
2013 In London, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edin burgh is admitted to a hospital for an exploratory operation after experiencing abdominal pains
2012 The Wisconsin Senate recall election is held, and Wisconsin voters re-elect incumbent governor Scott Walker
2012 The planet Venus makes its last transit of the 21st century beginning at 22:09 UTC June 5, and ending 4:49 UTC June 6
2011 In Vietnam, hundreds demonstrate against Chinese naval operations in the disputed waters of the South China Sea
2011 At the 2011 French Open, Roger Federer is defeated in mens singles by Rafael Nadal
2010 The U.N. environment agency appoints actor Don Cheadle Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in Rwanda to mark World Environment Day
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, Tennessee on WMFS 92.9 FM
1995 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire
1994 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 8 performances
1994 64th French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats A Berasategui (63 75 26 61)
1994 64th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats M Pierce (64 64)
1994 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1993 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
1993 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
1993 63rd French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (46 62 64)
1993 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
1993 Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)
1993 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
1991 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
1991 Space Shuttle STS-40 (Columbia 12) launched
1990 South African troops plunder Mandela's dwelling
1989 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Randy Travis
1989 Billy Smith, last original New York Islander, retires
1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"
1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3
1988 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
1988 58th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)
1988 Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
1988 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1988 Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in New York
1988 Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary
1987 "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS and the show runs until 3:47 AM
1987 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows wins game
1986 San Diego Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
1984 Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1
1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site, Golden Temple
1983 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy and Cats win
1983 53rd French Mens Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)
1983 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1982 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
1982 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
1982 52nd French Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger, 76 61
1982 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
1981 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader, 1,777
1981 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays, AIDS
1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"
1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1979 Seychelles adopts constitution
1977 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
1977 31st Tony Awards: Shadow Box and Annie win
1977 Coup in Seychelles, National Day
1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24
1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
1976 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage, 14 die
1975 48th National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
1975 British population agrees to European Common Market membership
1975 Egypt president Sadat reopens Suez Canal, closed since 1967
1974 A's Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
1973 43rd French Mens Tennis: Ilse Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)
1972 "If You Had Wings" opens
1972 U.N. Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1972 Yugoslav president Tito visits U.S.S.R.
1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
1970 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
1969 Race riot in Hartford Connecticut
1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
1967 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin
1967 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
1967 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent and 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
1966 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational
1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and Pharaohs hits #2
1965 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
1965 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
1964 Davie Jones and King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me," group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
1963 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
1963 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
1960 "George Gobel Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1959 Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing HS in Minnesota
1957 New York narcotics investigator, Dr. Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
1956 "Milton Berle Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 Federal court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1955 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' home run off Chicago Billy Pierce
1954 "Your Show Of Shows," last airs on NBC-TV
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos
1953 Denmark adopts a new constitution
1953 U.S. Senate rejects China membership to U.N.
1952 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
1952 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman vs. India at Headingley
1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for hw boxing title
1950 U.S. Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
1948 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
1946 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Illinois)
1945 Opera "Peter Grimes of Benjamin Britten," premieres in London
1945 U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R., France declare supreme authority over Germany
1944 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
1944 1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day
1944 Allies march into Rome
1944 General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6
1944 King Victor Emmanuel abdicates the throne for his son Umberto
1943 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
1943 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
1942 British offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie
1942 Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54
1942 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania
1941 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1940 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh
1940 Battle of France begins in WW II
1940 General Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme
1940 General De Gaulle becomes under minister of Defense
1940 Governor of Suriname and Netherlands Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
1940 Netherlands rations petroleum
1937 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
1937 Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1934 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (New York City)
1933 Gold standard abolished
1931 Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
1929 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
1927 3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (64 46 57 63 11-9)
1927 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard and 200-yard free-style swim record
1926 Indians triple-play Yankees and win 15-3
1925 29th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
1920 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell
1920 A's Vice President Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
1917 10 million U.S. men begin registering for draft in WW I
1915 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
1913 Dutch Disability laws go into effect
1912 U.S. Marines invade Cuba, 3nd time
1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
1907 Automatic washer and dryer are introduced
1900 Lord Roberts' army occupies Pretoria
1899 Alfred Dreyfus' acquitted
1888 Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president
1886 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
1884 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected"
1882 Storm and floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
1879 13th Belmont: George Evans aboard Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
1876 Bananas become popular in U.S., at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
1875 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
1873 Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
1872 Republican National Convention meets, Philadelphia
1870 Constantinople in fire; 900 die
1869 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04
1864 Battle of Piedmont, Virginia, Augusta City
1863 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, Virginia, Deep Run
1863 CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
1861 Federal marshals seize arms and gunpower at Du Pont works DE
1857 Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia, Djakarta
1855 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
1849 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
1848 Statue of prince Willem the Silent unveiled
1846 Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia and Balt
1833 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1827 Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
1808 Battle at Wagram: French army beats Austrians
1806 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile, Yankee
1806 Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
1805 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley", Southern Illinois
1794 Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1752 Prince Willem van Orange becomes Knight of Garter
1716 England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Roermond
1625 Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda
1507 England and Netherlands sign trade agreement
1305 Bordeaux's archbishop Bertrand the Got elected Pope Clement V
1288 Battle of Woeringen: Reinald I vs Jan I
754 Friezen murders bishop Boniface and over 50 companions
70 Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem