What Happened on June 5, 1999

Historical Events

  • 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her 22nd and final Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Graf's 6th French singles crown

Famous Weddings

  • 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen

Reese Witherspoon

Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

  • American baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds American retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego, until his death in 2007

Famous Deaths

  • Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
1999 Highlights

About June 5, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • UK #1 Song: Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot