What are the important events that happened on June 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 5: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 5 is the 157th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,418,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontaheptagon’ day.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 237 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,262 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Birthday Ninja Birthday Facts Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out who shares my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. (Sponsored link)

June 5 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
  • 1942
    World War II: United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1718
    Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
  • 1876
    Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1879
    Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
  • 1900
    Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1941
    Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
  • 1941
    Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1967
    Matt Bullard, American basketball player
  • 1974
    P-Nut, American bassist (311)
  • 1976
    Giannis Giannoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1985
    Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player

Who died on June 5?

  • 535
    Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1667
    Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
  • 1688
    Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1900
    Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
  • 1902
    Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)
  • 1910
    O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1930
    Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Sam Yorty, American mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 2005
    Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)

Share or Link to This Page:

Kindly keep the link back to this website. Thank you!