On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1988

Historical Events

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

Sport awardFrench 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

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), dies at 57
1988 Highlights

About June 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini