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

  • 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