June 5: Day of the Week
June 5, 2019 was the 156th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 209 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1817The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- 1829HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- 1933The 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.
- 1941Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- 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.
- 1977A coup takes place in Seychelles.
- 1998A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
- 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?
- 1523Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
- 1876Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
- 1883John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
- 1941Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
- 1950J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
- 1962Jeff Garlin, American comedian
- 1982Baron Geisler, Filipino actor
- 1985Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
- 1986Christian Baracat, German rugby player
- 1987Charlie Clements, English actor
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