On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1998

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
Actor Ed Harris
Ed Harris
  • A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks)
  • NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave [David Omoregie], English rapper, singer-songwriter, actor (Psychodrama), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Kazin, American writer and literature critic (The Inmost Leaf), dies at 83
  • Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), dies following a stroke at 86
  • Sam Yorty, American politician, Mayor of Los Angeles (1961-73), dies at 88
1998 Highlights

About June 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini