On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Famous Weddings

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

  • Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego

Famous Deaths

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