On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1981

Historical Events

  • AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

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Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • World's first today in history program with editable data "TODAY", invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer

Famous Birthdays

  • Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)

Famous Deaths

  • Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
1981 Highlights

About June 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini