What Happened on June 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000

Sport awardTennis Open

87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte

Sport awardTennis Open

87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • Russian orthodox church celebrates it's 1,000th anniversary

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence M Pendleton, chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies