What Happened on June 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

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
Actor
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 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