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, researcher/writer
  • Bill Hopkins, composer
  • Matthew Lesko, American author
1943 Highlights

About June 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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