What Happened on June 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000

French Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 3rd French title; beats home favourite Henri Leconte 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

  • Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
  • Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its 1,000th anniversary
1988 History

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), dies at 57

About June 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Try - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg