June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining.
- 70 - Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem.
- 1305 - Pope Clement V is elected.
- 1798 - Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
- 1817 - First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- 1829 - HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- 1832 - Parisian student uprisings of 1832 begin.
- 1837 - Houston, Texas 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.
- 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.
- 1900 - Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
- 1907 - BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
- 1915 - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
- 1916 - Stein's Dixie Jazz Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
- 1916 - Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- 1917 - World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day."
- 1924 - Ernst Alexanderson sends the first facsimile across the Atlantic Ocean (to his father in Sweden).
- 1933 - The 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.
- 1944 - World War II: The two largest invasion fleets heretofore in history sailed that morning on opposite sides of the world. Most of the ship were United States flagged vessels.
- 1944 - World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
- 1944 - World War II: Rome liberated by the Allies
- 1945 - Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
- 1946 - A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, kills 61 people.
- 1947 - Marshall Plan: At a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
- 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 the State of Singapore is sworn in.
- 1963 - British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal.
- 1967 - Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
- 1968 - U.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.
- 1969 - International communist conference begins in Moscow.
- 1970 - Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
- 1975 - The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
- 1975 - The UK holds its first and only UK-wide referendum, on remaining in the EEC.
- 1976 - Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
- 1977 - A coup takes place in Seychelles.
- 1977 - The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
- 1981 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men 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.
- 1984 - Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
- 1986 - A 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington, United States, dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced with cyanide; this is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
- 1987 - Ted Koppel hosts a "National Town Meeting on AIDS" on a special four-hour long live broadcast of Nightline.
- 1989 - The Inuvialuit Final Agreement is signed in Canada to give the Inuit of western Canada the first comprehensive land claim agreement north of the 60th parallel.
- 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.
- 1995 - Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
- 1998 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
- 2001 - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
- 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 caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
- 2002 - Mozilla 1.0, the first 'official' version, is released.
- 2003 - Severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C in the region.
- 2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro
- 1341 - Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (d. 1402)
- 1493 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
- 1553 - Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
- 1640 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
- 1718 - Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker (d. 1779)
- 1723 - Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
- 1757 - Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
- 1760 - Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (d. 1852)
- 1771 - Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
- 1781 - Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
- 1819 - John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
- 1850 - Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
- 1862 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1930)
- 1876 - Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
- 1878 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
- 1879 - Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
- 1879 - René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
- 1883 - John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
- 1884 - Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
- 1894 - Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
- 1895 - William Boyd (actor), American actor (d. 1972)
- 1898 - Federico García Lorca, Spanish lyricist and dramatist (d. 1936)
- 1900 - Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- 1905 - John Abbott, British actor (d. 1996)
- 1912 - Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
- 1919 - Richard Scarry, American children's author (d. 1994)
- 1920 - Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American author (d. 1974)
- 1925 - Art Donovan, American football star (d. 2006)
- 1928 - Tony Richardson, British actor (d. 1991)
- 1930 - Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
- 1931 - Jacques Demy, French playwright (d. 1990)
- 1932 - Christy Brown, Irish author (d. 1981)
- 1934 - Bill Moyers, American journalist
- 1938 - Karin Balzer, German hurdler
- 1939 - Joe Clark, sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada
- 1939 - Margaret Drabble, English novelist
- 1941 - Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist
- 1941 - Spalding Gray, American actor and writer (d. 2004)
- 1941 - Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots
- 1941 - Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter
- 1942 - Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean politician
- 1943 - Matthew Lesko, American author
- 1944 - Tommie Smith, American athlete
- 1944 - Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
- 1946 - Freddie Stone, American guitarist (Sly & the Family Stone)
- 1947 - Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
- 1947 - Tom Evans (musician), from Badfinger (d. 1983)
- 1949 - Ken Follett, Welsh author
- 1952 - Daniel Katzen, Symphony musician
- 1952 - Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
- 1952 - Nicko McBrain, English musician (Iron Maiden)
- 1955 - Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
- 1956 - Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)
- 1956 - Kenny G, American saxophonist
- 1958 - Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
- 1961 - Anthony Burger, pianist
- 1961 - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (Beauty and the Beast, South Park)(d. 1999)
- 1962 - Princess Astrid of Belgium
- 1962 - Jeff Garlin, American comedian
- 1965 - Sandrine Piau, French soprano
- 1967 - Joe DeLoach, American athlete
- 1967 - Ray Lankford, baseball player
- 1968 - Ron Livingston, American actor
- 1969 - Brian McKnight, American musician
- 1970 - Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player
- 1971 - Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
- 1971 - Mark Wahlberg, American singer and actor
- 1972 - Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
- 1972 - Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
- 1973 - Lamon Brewster, American boxer
- 1974 - Chad Allen, American actor
- 1975 - Anna Nova, German erotic actress
- 1975 - Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, NBA basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers)
- 1976 - Ross Noble, English comedian
- 1977 - Liza Weil, American actress
- 1979 - David Bisbal, Spanish singer
- 1979 - Fraser Watts, Scottish 'cricketer'
- 1979 - Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
- 1979 - Jason White, American NASCAR driver
- 1981 - Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
- 1981 - Jade Goody, British television personality
- 1983 - Bill Bray, baseball player
- 1983 - Marques Colston, American football player
- 1985 - Rubén De la Red, Spanish footballer
- 1985 - Jeremy Abbott, American figure skater
- 2005 - Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
- 535 - Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
- 1017 - Emperor Sanjo of Japan (b. 976)
- 1118 - Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester
- 1296 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
- 1316 - King Louis X of France (b. 1289)
- 1383 - Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
- 1568 - Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (b. 1522)
- 1625 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (b. 1583)
- 1667 - Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)
- 1688 - Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
- 1716 - Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
- 1738 - Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
- 1791 - Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
- 1816 - Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (b. 1741)
- 1826 - Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (b. 1786)
- 1900 - Stephen Crane, American author (b. 1871)
- 1902 - Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trail of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
- 1906 - Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
- 1910 - O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
- 1913 - Chris von der Ahe, baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
- 1916 - Horatio Kitchener, Lord Kitchener, British field marshal (b. 1850)
- 1920 - Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
- 1921 - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
- 1930 - Pascin, Bulgarian painter (b. 1885)
- 1975 - Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
- 1991 - Sylvia Field Porter, American economist and journalist
- 1993 - Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
- 1998 - Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
- 1998 - Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909
- 1999 - Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
- 2000 - Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
- 2002 - Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
- 2002 - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
- 2003 - Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
- 2003 - Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
- 2004 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
- 2004 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields) (b. 1941)
- 2006 - Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
Holidays and observances
an:5 de chunio
ast:5 de xunu
ca:5 de juny
co:5 di ghjugnu
es:5 de junio
eo:5-a de junio
fur:5 di Jugn
gd:5 an t-Og-mhios
gl:5 de xuño
io:5 di junio
ia:5 de junio
nap:5 'e giùgno
nov:5 de june
oc:5 de junh
pt:5 de Junho
scn:5 di giugnu
vi:5 tháng 6
vec:5 de giugno
wa:5 di djun