On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • Philippine President José P. Laurel survives assassination attempt after being shot 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Craft, British researcher and writer and disabilities advocate (NAPSAC)
  • Bill Hopkins, English composer, born in Prestbury, England (d. 1981)
  • Matthew Lesko, American author, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Davis, American bass guitarist, and songwriter (MC5 -"Kick Out The Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
1943 Highlights

About June 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini