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June 5 Holidays and Observances
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We have compiled the long list of observances on June 5, notable events, national days in June 5, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on June 5 globally.
Month of June
June is a summer month in the northern half of the world, and a winter month in the southern half. It is named after Juno, the goddess of youth.
Identified as a counterpart to the Greek Hera, Juno was an important and powerful ancient Italian deity who became the protector of Rome, wife of Jupiter, queen of gods, and goddess of marriage, childbirth, and fertility.
According to tradition, the birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone, all representing health and longevity. The June birth flowers are the rose (Rosa) and the honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium).
Holidays in June
The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word june refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.
The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.
June has its share of celebrations and holidays. As you probably know, it’s the month we honor the fathers in our lives with Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June (June 20, 2021) and commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans on Juneteenth (June 19). The month of June is Pride Month, a month-long observance in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and the history, culture, and contributions of these people and their communities.
June 5 Holidays and Observances
June 5 Holidays, National Day
June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 209 days remain until the end of the year.
- 1257 – Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights.
- 1283 – Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, destroys the Neapolitan fleet and captures Charles of Salerno.
- 1288 – The Battle of Worringen ends the War of the Limburg Succession, with John I, Duke of Brabant, being one of the more important victors.
- 1610 – The masque Tethys’ Festival is performed at Whitehall Palace to celebrate the investiture of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.
- 1644 – The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor take Beijing during the collapse of the Ming dynasty.
- 1798 – The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread the United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
- 1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- 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.
- 1837 – Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
- 1849 – Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
- 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.
- 1862 – As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Trương Định decides to defy Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.
- 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
- 1873 – Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar closes the great slave market under the terms of a treaty with Great Britain.
- 1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
- 1888 – The Rio de la Plata earthquake takes place.
- 1893 – The trial of Lizzie Borden for the murder of her father and step-mother begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
- 1900 – Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
- 1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
- 1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.
- 1916 – World War I: The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire breaks out.
- 1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as “Army registration day”.
- 1940 – World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot (“Case Red”).
- 1941 – World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- 1942 – World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
- 1944 – World War II: More than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
- 1945 – The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
- 1946 – A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.
- 1947 – Cold War: Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 1949 – Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand’s Parliament.
- 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
- 1959 – The first government of Singapore is sworn in.
- 1960 – The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
- 1963 – The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the “Profumo affair”.
- 1963 – Movement of 15 Khordad: Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
- 1964 – DSV Alvin is commissioned.
- 1967 – The Six-Day War begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border.
- 1968 – Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.
- 1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
- 1975 – The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on membership of the European Economic Community (EEC).
- 1976 – The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapses. Eleven people are killed as a result of flooding.
- 1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 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.
- 1983 – More than 100 people are killed when the Russian river cruise ship Aleksandr Suvorov collides with a girder of the Ulyanovsk Railway Bridge. The collision caused a freight train to derail, further damaging the vessel, yet the ship remained afloat and was eventually restored and returned to service.
- 1984 – Operation Blue Star: Under orders from India’s prime minister, Indira Gandhi, the Indian Army begins an invasion of the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
- 1989 – The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
- 1993 – Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK, fall into the sea following a landslide.
- 1995 – The Bose–Einstein condensate is first created.
- 1997 – The Second Republic of the Congo Civil War begins.
- 1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants. The strike lasts seven weeks.
- 2000 – The Six-Day War in Kisangani begins in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Ugandan and Rwandan forces. A large part of the city is destroyed.
- 2001 – Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the second costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
- 2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50 °C (122 °F) in the region.
- 2004 – Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bègles, celebrates marriage for two men for the first time in France.
- 2006 – Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
- 2009 – After 65 straight days of civil disobedience, at least 31 people are killed in clashes between security forces and indigenous people near Bagua, Peru.
- 2015 – An earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.0 strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people, including hikers and mountain guides on Mount Kinabalu, after mass landslides that occurred during the earthquake. This is the strongest earthquake to strike Malaysia since 1975.
- 2017 – Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO.
- 2017 – Six Arab countries—Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates—cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.
- 1341 – Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of King Edward III of England and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1402)
- 1412 – Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, Italian ruler (d. 1478)
- 1493 – Justus Jonas, German priest and academic (d. 1555)
- 1523 – Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
- 1554 – Benedetto Giustiniani, Italian clergyman (d. 1621)
- 1587 – Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, English colonial administrator and admiral (d. 1658)
- 1596 – Peter Wtewael, Dutch Golden Age painter (d. 1660)
- 1640 – Pu Songling, Chinese author (d. 1715)
- 1646 – Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1684)
- 1660 – Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744)
- 1757 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist and philosopher (d. 1808)
- 1760 – Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist, physicist, and mineralogist (d. 1852)
- 1771 – Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (d. 1851)
- 1781 – Christian Lobeck, German scholar and academic (d. 1860)
- 1801 – William Scamp, English architect and engineer (d. 1872)
- 1819 – John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
- 1830 – Carmine Crocco, Italian soldier (d. 1905)
- 1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)
- 1862 – Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
- 1868 – James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish rebel leader (d. 1916)
- 1870 – Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (d. 1935)
- 1876 – Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic (d. 1957)
- 1877 – Willard Miller, Canadian-American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1959)
- 1878 – Pancho Villa, Mexican general and politician, Governor of Chihuahua (d. 1923)
- 1879 – Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1985)
- 1883 – John Maynard Keynes, English economist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1946)
- 1884 – Ralph Benatzky, Czech-Swiss composer (d. 1957)
- 1884 – Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (d. 1969)
- 1884 – Frederick Lorz, American runner (d. 1914)
- 1892 – Jaan Kikkas, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1944)
- 1894 – Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher and academic (d. 1976)
- 1895 – William Boyd, American actor and producer (d. 1972)
- 1895 – William Roberts, English soldier and painter (d. 1980)
- 1898 – Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoe designer, founded Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. (d. 1960)
- 1898 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1936)
- 1899 – Otis Barton, American diver, engineer, and actor, designed the bathysphere (d. 1992)
- 1899 – Theippan Maung Wa, Burmese writer (d. 1942)
- 1900 – Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- 1902 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1957)
- 1905 – Wayne Boring, American illustrator (d. 1987)
- 1912 – Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (d. 2003)
- 1912 – Eric Hollies, English cricketer (d. 1981)
- 1913 – Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (d. 2000)
- 1914 – Beatrice de Cardi, English archaeologist and academic (d. 2016)
- 1916 – Sid Barnes, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1916 – Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
- 1919 – Richard Scarry, American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)
- 1920 – Marion Motley, American football player and coach (d. 1999)
- 1920 – Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (d. 1974)
- 1922 – Paul Couvret, Dutch-Australian soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 2013)
- 1922 – Sheila Sim, English actress (d. 2016)
- 1923 – Jorge Daponte, Argentinian racing driver (d. 1963)
- 1923 – Roger Lebel, Canadian actor (d. 1994)
- 1923 – Daniel Pinkham, American organist and composer (d. 2006)
- 1924 – Lou Brissie, American baseball player and scout (d. 2013)
- 1924 – Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (d. 2013)
- 1925 – Bill Hayes, American actor and singer
- 1926 – Paul Soros, Hungarian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2013)
- 1928 – Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1928 – Umberto Maglioli, Italian racing driver (d. 1999)
- 1928 – Tony Richardson, English-American director and producer (d. 1991)
- 1930 – Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian author (d. 1996)
- 1931 – Yves Blais, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
- 1931 – Jacques Demy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- 1931 – Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish anthropologist and philosopher (d. 2021)
- 1932 – Christy Brown, Irish painter and author (d. 1981)
- 1932 – Dave Gold, American businessman, founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)
- 1933 – Bata Živojinović, Serbian actor and politician (d. 2016)
- 1934 – Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic triple jumper, painter, and educator (d. 2019)
- 1934 – Bill Moyers, American journalist, 13th White House Press Secretary
- 1937 – Hélène Cixous, French author, poet, and critic
- 1938 – Moira Anderson, Scottish singer
- 1938 – Karin Balzer, German hurdler (d. 2019)
- 1938 – Roy Higgins, Australian jockey (d. 2014)
- 1939 – Joe Clark, Canadian journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada
- 1939 – Margaret Drabble, English novelist, biographer, and critic
- 1941 – Martha Argerich, Argentinian pianist
- 1941 – Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- 1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)
- 1941 – Gudrun Sjödén, Swedish designer
- 1942 – Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean lieutenant and politician, 2nd President of Equatorial Guinea
- 1943 – Abraham Viruthakulangara, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (d. 2018)
- 1944 – Whitfield Diffie, American cryptographer and academic
- 1945 – John Carlos, American runner and football player
- 1945 – André Lacroix, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
- 1946 – John Du Cann, English guitarist (d. 2001)
- 1946 – Bob Grant, Australian rugby league player
- 1946 – Patrick Head, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Williams F1
- 1946 – Wanderléa, Brazilian singer and television host
- 1947 – Laurie Anderson, American singer-songwriter and violinist
- 1947 – Tom Evans, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
- 1947 – David Hare, English director, playwright, and screenwriter
- 1947 – Freddie Stone, American singer, guitarist, and pastor
- 1949 – Ken Follett, Welsh author
- 1949 – Elizabeth Gloster, English lawyer and judge
- 1949 – Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee, Scottish politician
- 1950 – Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
- 1950 – Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and activist (d. 1977)
- 1951 – Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
- 1952 – Pierre Bruneau, Canadian journalist and news anchor
- 1952 – Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
- 1952 – Nicko McBrain, English drummer and songwriter
- 1953 – Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer, co-founded Amblin Entertainment
- 1954 – Alberto Malesani, Italian footballer and manager
- 1954 – Phil Neale, English cricketer, coach, and manager
- 1954 – Nancy Stafford, American model and actress
- 1955 – Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian footballer and manager
- 1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
- 1958 – Avigdor Lieberman, Moldavian-Israeli soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
- 1958 – Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, Comorian businessman and politician, President of Comoros
- 1959 – Mark Ella, Australian rugby player
- 1959 – Werner Schildhauer, German runner
- 1960 – Claire Fox, English author and academic
- 1961 – Anke Behmer, German heptathlete
- 1961 – Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
- 1961 – Anthony Burger, American singer and pianist (d. 2006)
- 1961 – Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
- 1961 – Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis player and coach
- 1962 – Jeff Garlin, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
- 1962 – Tõnis Lukas, Estonian historian and politician, 34th Estonian Minister of Education
- 1964 – Lisa Cholodenko, American director and screenwriter
- 1964 – Karl Sanders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1965 – Michael E. Brown, American astronomer and author
- 1965 – Sandrine Piau, French soprano
- 1965 – Alfie Turcotte, American ice hockey player
- 1967 – Matt Bullard, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1967 – Joe DeLoach, American sprinter
- 1967 – Ray Lankford, American baseball player
- 1967 – Ron Livingston, American actor
- 1968 – Ed Vaizey, English lawyer and politician, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
- 1969 – Brian McKnight, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1970 – Martin Gélinas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1971 – Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
- 1971 – Alex Mooney, American politician
- 1971 – Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
- 1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper
- 1972 – Yogi Adityanath, Indian priest and politician
- 1972 – Paweł Kotla, Polish conductor and academic
- 1973 – Lamon Brewster, American boxer
- 1973 – Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian martial artist
- 1974 – Mervyn Dillon, Trinidadian cricketer
- 1974 – Scott Draper, Australian tennis player and golfer
- 1974 – Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
- 1975 – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian-American basketball player
- 1975 – Duncan Patterson, English drummer and keyboard player
- 1975 – Sandra Stals, Belgian runner
- 1976 – Giannis Giannoulis, Canadian basketball player
- 1977 – Liza Weil, American actress
- 1978 – Fernando Meira, Portuguese footballer
- 1979 – Stefanos Kotsolis, Greek footballer
- 1979 – Matthew Scarlett, Australian footballer
- 1979 – Pete Wentz, American singer-songwriter, bass player, actor, and fashion designer
- 1979 – Jason White, American race car driver
- 1980 – Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980 – Antonio García, Spanish racing driver
- 1981 – Serhat Akın, Turkish footballer
- 1981 – Sébastien Lefebvre, Canadian singer and guitarist
- 1982 – Ryan Dallas Cook, American trombonist (d. 2005)
- 1983 – Marques Colston, American football player
- 1984 – Robert Barbieri, Canadian-Italian rugby player
- 1985 – Jeremy Abbott, American figure skater
- 1985 – Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player
- 1986 – Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1986 – Vernon Gholston, American football player
- 1987 – Marcus Thornton, American basketball player
- 1988 – Alessandro Salvi, Italian footballer
- 1989 – Cam Atkinson, American ice hockey player
- 1989 – Megumi Nakajima, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1990 – Radko Gudas, Czech ice hockey defenceman
- 1991 – Sören Bertram, German footballer
- 1992 – Joazhiño Arroe, Peruvian footballer
- 1992 – Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer
- 1993 – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Samoan-New Zealand rugby league player
- 1995 – Troye Sivan, South African–born Australian singer-songwriter, actor, and YouTuber
- 1995 – Ross Wilson, English table tennis player
- 1997 – Sam Darnold, American football player
- 1998 – Yulia Lipnitskaya, Russian figure skater
- 301 – Sima Lun, Chinese emperor (b. 249)
- 535 – Epiphanius, patriarch of Constantinople
- 567 – Theodosius I, patriarch of Alexandria
- 708 – Jacob of Edessa, Syrian bishop (b. 640)
- 754 – Eoban, bishop of Utrecht
- 754 – Boniface, English missionary and martyr (b. 675)
- 879 – Ya’qub ibn al-Layth, Persian emir (b. 840)
- 928 – Louis the Blind, king of Provence
- 1017 – Sanjō, emperor of Japan (b. 976)
- 1118 – Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester, Norman nobleman and politician (b. 1049)
- 1296 – Edmund Crouchback, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1245)
- 1310 – Amalric, prince of Tyre
- 1316 – Louis X, king of France (b. 1289)
- 1383 – Dmitry of Suzdal, Russian grand prince (b. 1324)
- 1400 – Frederick I, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
- 1424 – Braccio da Montone, Italian nobleman (b. 1368)
- 1434 – Yuri IV, Russian grand prince (b. 1374)
- 1443 – Ferdinand, Portuguese prince (b. 1402)
- 1445 – Leonel Power, English composer
- 1530 – Mercurino Gattinara, Italian statesman and jurist (b. 1465)
- 1568 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont (b. 1522)
- 1625 – Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (b. 1583)
- 1667 – Francesco Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
- 1708 – Ignatius George II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch (b. 1648)
- 1716 – Roger Cotes, English mathematician and academic (b. 1682)
- 1722 – Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (b. 1660)
- 1738 – Isaac de Beausobre, French pastor and theologian (b. 1659)
- 1740 – Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, English politician and courtier (b. 1671)
- 1791 – Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-Canadian general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (b. 1718)
- 1816 – Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1741)
- 1825 – Odysseas Androutsos, Greek soldier (b. 1788)
- 1826 – Carl Maria von Weber, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1786)
- 1866 – John McDouall Stuart, Scottish explorer and surveyor (b. 1815)
- 1899 – Antonio Luna, Filipino general (b. 1866)
- 1900 – Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1871)
- 1906 – Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (b. 1842)
- 1910 – O. Henry, American short story writer (b. 1862)
- 1913 – Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (b. 1851)
- 1916 – Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Irish-born British field marshal and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1850)
- 1920 – Rhoda Broughton, Welsh-English author (b. 1840)
- 1921 – Will Crooks, English trade unionist and politician (b. 1852)
- 1921 – Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
- 1930 – Eric Lemming, Swedish athlete (b. 1880)
- 1930 – Pascin, Bulgarian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1885)
- 1934 – Emily Dobson, Australian philanthropist (b. 1842)
- 1934 – William Holman, English-Australian politician, 19th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1871)
- 1947 – Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish-American actor and director (b. 1884)
- 1965 – Eleanor Farjeon, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1881)
- 1967 – Arthur Biram, Israeli philologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1878)
- 1967 – Harry Brown, Australian public servant (b. 1878)
- 1993 – Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
- 1996 – Acharya Kuber Nath Rai, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1933)
- 1997 – J. Anthony Lukas, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
- 1998 – Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
- 1998 – Sam Yorty, American soldier and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
- 1999 – Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
- 2000 – Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
- 2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1951)
- 2003 – Jürgen Möllemann, German soldier and politician, 10th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1945)
- 2003 – Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
- 2004 – Iona Brown, English violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
- 2004 – Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
- 2005 – Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican scholar and politician (b. 1949)
- 2005 – Wee Chong Jin, Singaporean judge (b. 1917)
- 2006 – Frederick Franck, Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1909)
- 2006 – Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (b. 1928)
- 2009 – Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1978)
- 2011 – Azam Khan, Bangladeshi singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
- 2012 – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- 2012 – Hal Keller, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
- 2012 – Mihai Pătrașcu, Romanian-American computer scientist (b. 1982)
- 2012 – Charlie Sutton, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1924)
- 2013 – Helen McElhone, Scottish politician (b. 1933)
- 2013 – Stanisław Nagy, Polish cardinal (b. 1921)
- 2013 – Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish republican activist and politician (b. 1932)
- 2013 – Michel Ostyn, Belgian physiologist and physician (b. 1924)
- 2014 – Abu Abdulrahman al-Bilawi, Iraqi commander (b. 1971)
- 2014 – Don Davis, American songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
- 2014 – Reiulf Steen, Norwegian journalist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications (b. 1933)
- 2015 – Tariq Aziz, Iraqi journalist and politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1936)
- 2015 – Alan Bond, English-Australian businessman (b. 1938)
- 2015 – Richard Johnson, English actor (b. 1927)
- 2015 – Roger Vergé, French chef and author (b. 1930)
- 2016 – Jerome Bruner, American psychologist (b. 1915)
- 2017 – Andy Cunningham, English actor (b. 1950)
- 2017 – Cheick Tioté, Ivorian footballer (b. 1986)
- 2018 – Kate Spade, American fashion designer (b. 1962)
Holidays and observances
- Arbor Day (New Zealand)
- Christian feast day:
- Boniface (Roman Catholic Church)
- Dorotheus of Tyre
- Genesius, Count of Clermont
- Blessed Meinwerk
- June 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Constitution Day (Denmark)
- Father’s Day (Denmark)
- Feast of Núr, the first day of the fifth month of the Baháʼí calendar (Baháʼí Faith) (only if Baháʼí Naw-Rúz falls on March 21)
- Indian Arrival Day (Suriname)
- Khordad Movement Anniversary (Iran) (Only if March equinox falls on March 20)
- Liberation Day (Seychelles)
- President’s Day (Equatorial Guinea)
- Reclamation Day (Azerbaijan)
- World Day Against Speciesism (International)
- World Environment Day (International)
- Media related to 5 June at Wikimedia Commons
- The New York Times: On This Day
June 5 National Days, the conclusion
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