What Happened on June 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jack Sutherland, journalist
  • Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener