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 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 Deaths

  • 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