On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1971

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

Mark Wahlberg

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

  • Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress (Nora), born in Corrinshego, Northern Ireland
  • Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
1971 Highlights

About June 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini