On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland
  • Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ross Noble, British comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101