On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1998

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • 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? 23 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini