On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 2015

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 businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), dies from heart failure at 77
  • Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), 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
2015 Highlights

About June 5, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini