On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1963

Historical Events

  • British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
  • Dutch Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

BattleHistoric Siege

State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Famous Deaths

  • Donat Raymond, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame builder (head Canadian Arena Company, Montreal Forum rebuilt in 1968) and politician, dies at 83
1963 Highlights

About June 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini