On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • French Open Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay 6-3, 7-5

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Vaughn Parker, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)