What Happened on June 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
  • Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54
  • USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Dodge, composer
  • Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr, bowler/sportscaster (Pro Bowlers Tour)
  • Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea (1979- )