What happened on June 5? There are more than 259 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 5

June 5 In HistoryJune 5 is the 156th day of the year 2021. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 22nd week of the year 2021.

On this day in Hayfield, Minnesota 55940 sunrise occured at 05:29 AM and sunset occured at 08:50 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 241 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For June 5

  • 70
    Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1257
    Kraków, Poland receives city rights.
  • 1798
    The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1817
    The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
  • 1829
    HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1837
    Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
  • 1849
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
  • 1851
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
  • 1862
    As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Truong Dinh decides to defy Emperor Tu Duc of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1883
    The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1888
    The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 1915
    Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1933
    The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States’ use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1944
    World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
  • 1945
    The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1947
    Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
  • 1959
    The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 1963
    British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
  • 1963
    Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
  • 1964
    DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria.
  • 1968
    U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
  • 1969
    The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1975
    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1975
    The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 1976
    Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1977
    The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
  • 1981
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
  • 1984
    Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
  • 1989
    The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
  • 1993
    Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 1995
    The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
  • 1998
    A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 2001
    Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
  • 2003
    A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
  • 2006
    Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Who Were Born On June 5?

  • 1341
    Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
  • 1493
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
  • 1523
    Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
  • 1553
    Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
  • 1554
    Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of Charles IX of France (d. 1592)
  • 1640
    Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
  • 1646
    Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
  • 1660
    Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
  • 1718
    Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
  • 1723
    Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
  • 1757
    Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
  • 1760
    Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
  • 1771
    Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
  • 1781
    Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
  • 1819
    John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
  • 1850
    Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
  • 1862
    Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
  • 1868
    James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)
  • 1876
    Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (d. 1957)
  • 1876
    Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1877
    Willard Miller, American sailor (d. 1959)
  • 1878
    Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
  • 1879
    René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  • 1879
    Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
  • 1883
    John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
  • 1884
    Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • 1894
    Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
  • 1895
    William Boyd, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1895
    William Roberts, British painter (d. 1980)
  • 1898
    Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, lyricist and dramatist (d. 1936)
  • 1898
    Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoemaker (d. 1960)
  • 1899
    Otis Barton, American deep-sea diver, inventor and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1900
    Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1902
    Arthur Powell Davies, American religious minister (d. 1957)
  • 1905
    Jock Cameron, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d. 1935)
  • 1905
    John Abbott, British actor (d. 1996)
  • 1912
    Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1919
    Richard Scarry, American author/illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1920
    Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
  • 1923
    Daniel Pinkham, American composer, organist, and harpsichordist (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • 1925
    Art Donovan, American football star
  • 1928
    Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Tony Richardson, British film director (d. 1991)
  • 1930
    Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
  • 1931
    Connie Hines, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Jacques Demy, French film director (d. 1990)
  • 1931
    Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1932
    Christy Brown, Irish author (d. 1981)
  • 1934
    Bill Moyers, American journalist
  • 1937
    Hélène Cixous, French writer, poet
  • 1938
    Karin Balzer, German hurdler
  • 1939
    Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1939
    Margaret Drabble, English novelist
  • 1941
    Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
  • 1941
    Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist
  • 1941
    Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
  • 1941
    Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean politician
  • 1943
    Matthew Lesko, American author
  • 1944
    Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1945
    John Carlos, American athlete
  • 1945
    Patrick Head, English F1 technical director and team co-owner (WilliamsF1)
  • 1946
    Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1946
    John Bach, Welsh actor
  • 1947
    Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
  • 1947
    Tom Evans, English musician (Badfinger) (d. 1983)
  • 1949
    Ken Follett, Welsh author
  • 1950
    Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (d. 1977)
  • 1950
    J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950
    Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1951
    Jill Biden, American educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden
  • 1951
    Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality
  • 1952
    Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1952
    Nicko McBrain, English drummer (Iron Maiden)
  • 1953
    Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer
  • 1954
    Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
  • 1954
    Nancy Stafford, American actress
  • 1955
    Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1956
    Kenny G, American saxophonist
  • 1956
    Richard Butler, English singer (The Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1958
    Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • 1958
    Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli politician
  • 1959
    Robert Lloyd, English musician (The Nightingales)
  • 1960
    Leslie Hendrix, American actress
  • 1960
    Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • 1961
    Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
  • 1961
    Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1961
    Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1962
    Princess Astrid of Belgium
  • 1963
    Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer
  • 1964
    Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • 1964
    Lisa Cholodenko, American filmmaker
  • 1964
    Rick Riordan, American author
  • 1965
    Michael E. Brown, American astronomer
  • 1965
    Sandrine Piau, French soprano
  • 1967
    Joe DeLoach, American athlete
  • 1967
    Matt Bullard, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Ray Lankford, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Ron Livingston, American actor
  • 1969
    Brian McKnight, American musician
  • 1970
    Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player
  • 1971
    Mark Wahlberg, American rapper and actor
  • 1971
    Miyuki Komatsu, Japanese actress
  • 1971
    Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • 1971
    Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1972
    Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
  • 1972
    Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1973
    Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • 1973
    Galilea Montijo, Mexican actress
  • 1973
    Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
  • 1973
    Lamon Brewster, American boxer
  • 1974
    Chad Allen, American actor
  • 1974
    P-Nut, American bassist (311)
  • 1974
    Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1975
    Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
  • 1976
    Aesop Rock, American hip-hop artist
  • 1976
    Giannis Giannoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976
    Jack Ross, Scottish footballer
  • 1976
    Ross Noble, English comedian
  • 1976
    Torry Holt, American football player
  • 1977
    Christian Martucci, American musician
  • 1977
    Kristin Gore, American author and screenwriter
  • 1977
    Liza Weil, American actress
  • 1977
    Navi Rawat, American actress
  • 1977
    Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • 1978
    Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1979
    David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • 1979
    Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
  • 1979
    Jason White, American racing driver
  • 1979
    Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • 1980
    Brandi Shearer, American musician
  • 1980
    Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
  • 1981
    Jade Goody, British television personality (d. 2009)
  • 1981
    Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1982
    Baron Geisler, Filipino actor
  • 1982
    Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends)
  • 1983
    Bill Bray, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Marques Colston, American football player
  • 1984
    Robert Barbieri, Canadian-born Italian rugby player
  • 1985
    Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
  • 1985
    Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
  • 1986
    Amanda Crew, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Christian Baracat, German rugby player
  • 1986
    Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Vernon Gholston, American football player
  • 1987
    Charlie Clements, English actor
  • 1988
    Alessandro Salvi, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Megumi Nakajima, Filipina-Japanese voice actress & singer
  • 1992
    Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer
  • 1992
    Joazhiño Arroe, Peruvian footballer
  • 1995
    Troye Sivan, South African/Australian actor and singer
  • 2005
    Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Who Died On June 5?

  • 301
    Sima Lun, Chinese usurper
  • 535
    Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 754
    Saint Boniface, an 8th century English missionary, bishop and martyr
  • 1017
    Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1118
    Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1049)
  • 1296
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1316
    King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
  • 1383
    Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
  • 1568
    Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
  • 1625
    Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1688
    Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1716
    Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
  • 1722
    Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist, and harpsichordist (b. 1660)
  • 1738
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1791
    Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • 1816
    Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (b. 1741)
  • 1819
    Bodawpaya, King of Burma (b. 1745)
  • 1825
    Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1788)
  • 1826
    Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (b. 1786)
  • 1866
    John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1900
    Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1906
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1910
    O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1913
    Chris von der Ahe, German-born baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1916
    Lord Horatio Kitchener, British field marshal (b. 1850)
  • 1920
    Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1921
    Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 1947
    Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1967
    Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
  • 1975
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Mel Tormé, American singer, composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish medical researcher and humanist (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2002
    Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2003
    Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2004
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • 2005
    Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)

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