Everyday has an interesting history, a group of funny holidays to celebrate and some have special observances. Below is a list of events, trivia and holidays for June 5th.
June 5th Holidays
- Apple II Days
- Festival of Popular Delusions Day
- Hot Air Balloon Day
- National Attitude Day
- World Environment Day
- National Gingerbread Day
June 5th Zodiac
Time period: May 21 – June 21
Ruling planet: Mercury
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Color: Light-Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 23
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas.
Geminis like books and talking a lot and going on trips.
Weaknesses: Geminis have a nervous energy, they can be inconsistent and have a hard time making up their mind. They don’t like routines, they get bored easy and they love being spontaneous.
Famous Geminis: Johnny Depp, Angelina Joli, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Naomi Cambell, Donald Trump, Kanye West, Tupac Shakir, Prince, North West, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Mark Wahlberg, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter, Lauryn Hill, Judy Garland, Venus Williams, John Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Micheal J. Fox, Che Guevara, Tim Allen, Rafael Nadal. Vincent Price, Elizabeth Hurley, Bob Hope, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, Greg Kinnear, Anne Heche.
June 5th Trivia
- 1850 – Pat Garrett the sheriff known for shooting Bill the Kid was born..
- 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s epic story of slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” begins appearing in serial form in a Washington D.C. anti-slavery newspaper. The following year the book was published, becoming the first American novel to sell 1,000,000 copies.
- 1893 – Lizzie Borden The trial begins for the murder of her father and stepmother, who were axed to death in their home in which she was shortly acquitted.
- 1949 – Thomas James Holden becomes the first person on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted after killing his wife and her two brothers.
- 1956 – An Alabama federal court ruled that any law requiring racially segregated seating on buses violated the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- 1956 Kenny G , American Grammy-winning saxophonist was born.
- 1963 – Charles Vernon Bush, Isaac Sanders Payne, IV and Roger Bernard Sims. making them the first black US Air Forces graduates.
- 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy was shot by 24-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Bishara Sirhan three times. Kennedy died the following day.
- 1976 Lightning Strikes Roy C. Sullivan is struck by lightning for the 6th of his record-breaking 7 times.
- 1977 – At a cost of $1298, the Apple II Computer became one of the first microcomputers sold fully assembled.
- 1981 – The first report is was issued concerning an unexplained outbreak, among homosexual men, of a type of pneumonia which usually affects only cancer patients. This was the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
- 1993 Conway Twitty American Grammy-winning country singer passes away.
- 1994 – 12-year-old Vicki Van Meter takes off from Maine, following Amelia Earhart’s historic route. She arrived in Scotland two days later. This made her the youngest female pilot to cross the Atlantic.
- 1994 -10-year-old Michael Kearney receives his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama making him the youngest college graduate.
- 2002 – Elizabeth Smart a young Utah child was kidnapped. She would not be rescued until March the following year.
- 2004 – Ronald Reagan, 40th president passes away.
- 2017 – Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial starts.
- 2018 – Kate Spade, famous NY designer dies of suicide by hanging.