On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1976

Historical Events

  • "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57

Sports History

108th Belmont: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., riding Bold Forbes wins his only Belmont classic

  • 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 (Have I Got News for You), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Famous Deaths

  • Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
1976 Highlights

About June 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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