On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Eric de Noorman, a Dutch comic strip by Hans G. Kresse, is launched
  • Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
  • Gillian Hills, English actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Stefania Sandrelli, Italian actress (Afredo, Key), born in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), dies at 81