June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2019 is the 156th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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June 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1832The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
- 1888The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
- 1946A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
- 1947Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 1956Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
- 1968U.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.
- 1969The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
- 1993Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
- 2001Tropical 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.
- 2006Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
Who were born on June 5?
- 1718Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
- 1905Jock Cameron, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d. 1935)
- 1939Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
- 1951Jill Biden, American educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden
- 1961Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
- 1961Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (d. 2006)
- 1961Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
- 1965Sandrine Piau, French soprano
- 1976Torry Holt, American football player
- 1979Fraser Watts, Scottish cricketer
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