On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 2009

Historical Events

  • At least 32 people are killed in Peru during clashes between the police and indigenous protesters
  • Chile officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession

Famous Divorces

  • "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director, dies at 97
  • Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • Richard Jacobs, American real estate developer, philanthropist, and sports team owner (Cleveland Indians, 1986-99), dies at 83
2009 Highlights

About June 5, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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