On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 2012

Historical Events

  • American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.

Famous Divorces

  • NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
2012 Highlights

About June 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

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