What Happened on May 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57