What Happened on June 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership
  • Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
  • The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law

Famous Birthdays

  • Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)