On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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 it's 1,000th anniversary

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence M Pendleton, chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies