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 156th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 23, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 415,728 hours 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 ‘hectapentacontahexagon’ day.

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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 259 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 1,627 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 5 Historical Events

  • 1832
    The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
  • 1941
    Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
  • 1946
    A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • 1949
    Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    A coup takes place in Seychelles.
  • 1977
    The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 5?

  • 1879
    Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
  • 1923
    Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • 1928
    Tony Richardson, British film director (d. 1991)
  • 1941
    Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
  • 1945
    John Carlos, American athlete
  • 1946
    Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1973
    Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • 1974
    P-Nut, American bassist (311)
  • 1974
    Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 1995
    Troye Sivan, South African/Australian actor and singer

Who died on June 5?

  • 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)
  • 1825
    Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1788)
  • 1921
    Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1976
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer(b.1933)
  • 1998
    Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2004
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2009
    Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)

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