On This Day

June 5, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
  • Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
  • Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its 1,000th anniversary

Deaths in History

  • Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), dies at 57