On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1984

Historical Events

Historic Event

Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Famous Birthdays

  • C├ęcilia Cara, French singer and actress, born in Cannes, France

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Stratten Russell, English marine biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indies Sikh leader
1984 Highlights

About June 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini