On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1879

Historical Events

  • 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, born in Långserud, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1950)
  • René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)
  • Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1985)
1879 Highlights

About June 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini