On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake (strongest to affect Malaysia since 1978) strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people on Mount Kinabalu

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Bond, Australian tycoon and yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77
  • Jerry Collins, Samoan-born New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), dies at 87
  • Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, dies at 79