On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.

Famous Deaths

  • Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, dies at 64