On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
At a Harvard University talk, Secretary of State George C. Marshall Jr. outlines an assistance program for Europe that will be known as the Marshall Plan.
Senator Robert Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles while on the presidential campaign trail. He would die the next day.
A jury hears closing arguments in Claus von Bulow’s retrial on charges that he attempted to murder his wife, Sunny. He will be acquitted.
Louis Brandeis is sworn into the highest U.S. court, becoming the first Jewish Supreme Court justice.
Roy Orbison's song "Running Scared" hits number one on the pop charts.
Elizabeth Smart, then 14, is kidnapped at knifepoint from her family's home in Salt Lake City. She is found alive nine months later in a nearby suburb.
Born on This Day
Born: June 5, 1951
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host, ...
1949 | 64 years old
1883 | 62 years old
Born: June 5, 1971
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Rapper
1878 | 45 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1941 - 2004
Actor, playwright and screenwriter Spalding Gray wrote and performed his own roles in Monster in a Box and Gray’s Anatomy; both became feature films.
1941 | 62 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Film Actor, Television Actor, U.S. President, U.S. Governor / 1911 - 2004
President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War. He solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency.
Died: June 5, 2004
Age: 93 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1999 | 74 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, ...
1910 | 47 years old
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