What Happened on June 5, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • At least 32 people are killed in Peru during clashes between the police and indigenous protesters
  • Chile officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession

Famous Divorces

  • "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies at 31