June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 209 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 5th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 5th in history!
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- World Environment Day
- Sausage Roll day
- National Cancer Survivors Day
What Happened On This Day – June 5
2007: A 7.9 magnitude hit Sumatra in Indonesia in 2007.
1981: The first cases of AIDS are reported
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described five cases of a rare form of pneumonia, a deadly immune deficiency disease which later became known as AIDS. In 2000, more than 40 million people worldwide were affected by it.
1968: Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated
The attacker, a 24-year old Palestinian, was disgruntled by Kennedy’s support for Israel. The brother of former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, died on the following day.
1967: The Six-Day War begins in the Middle East
Israeli forces launched a surprise attack against Egypt, prompting other Arab allies to enter the conflict. Egypt had previously blocked the Straits of Tiran to Israeli traffic and amassed its troops at the border between the two countries.
1956: Elvis Presley first performs “Hound Dog” live on TV
Presley’s suggestive hip movements during this performance earned him his nickname, “Elvis the Pelvis.” “Hound Dog” became his best-selling song with about 10 million sold copies.
1883: The first Orient Express leaves Paris
The legendary train journey from Paris to Istanbul featured in many works of popular culture, including Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.“
1991: Boca Juniors’ ultras at the superclásico vs River Plate, displaying a Soviet flag. The flag was stolen from USSR supporters at a 1990 World Cup match in Italy (a common “show of force” among Argentinian ultras), in one of their last international matches. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991
1967: The Six Day War began between Israel, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan in 1967.
1957: Influenza vaccine being manufactured at the Merck Sharp and Dohme plant in West Point, PA, 1957
1945: The US, UK, France, and USSR set Germany’s borders at the end of WWII in 1945.
1864: American Civil War, 1864: A “powder monkey” aboard U.S.S. New Hampshire, off Charleston, South Carolina.
1851: Portsmouth Square near the harbour in 1851 looking north to Telegraph Hill — San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Early daguerreotype. before June 22, 1851 (Unknown author)
Births On This Day, June 5
1976: Ross Noble, English comedian, actor
1898: Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, director
1883: John Maynard Keynes, English economist
1878: Pancho Villa, Mexican general
1660: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
Mark Wahlberg was born.
Troy Sivan was born.
Dave was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 5
2012: Ray Bradbury, American author
2004: Ronald Reagan, American actor, politician, 40th President of the United States
1975: Paul Keres, Estonian chess player
1916: Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, English field marshal
1900: Stephen Crane, American journalist, author, poet
Ronald Reagan died.
O. Henry died.
Ray Bradbury died.