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

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding 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