June 5 in Pop Culture History

June 5 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

June 5 History Highlights

  • 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin began publication.
  • 1967 – The Six-Day War, between Isreal and its Neighboring countries June 5-11
  • 1981 – The AIDS virus was first noted.
  • If you were born on June 5th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 12th (prior year)

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is a day of action and advocacy. It has been celebrated every year on 5 June since 1974 with governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens focusing their efforts on environmental issues such as pollution or climate change.

World Environment Day is a day for raising awareness on environmental issues emerging from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming. It’s also been used as an opportunity to promote sustainability in consumption and wildlife. On World Environment Day people across the globe are encouraged to take action with many different initiatives that vary country by county such as planting trees, reducing food waste, and recycling plastics.

June 5 is…

Doughnut Day
Gingerbread Day
Hot Air Balloon Day
World Environment Day

June 5 Birthday Quotes

“Live below your means but within your needs.”
– Suze Orman

“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.”
– John Maynard Keynes

“It doesn’t matter the genre or type of art, if it’s authentic there’s an apparent beauty to it and as an artist, that’s very inspiring.”
– Brian McKnight

“I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort.”
– Mark Wahlberg

“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your entire life. You just have to wake up and get there.”
– Pete Wentz

“Paradise Is exactly like Where you are right now Only much much Better. “
– Laurie Anderson

June 5 Birthdays

1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (died in 1908)
1883 – John Maynard Keyes, British economist (died in 1946)
1895 – William Boyd, American actor and producer (died in 1972)
1905 – Wayne Boring, American comic book illustrator (died in 1987)
1947 – Laurie Anderson, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist
1961 – Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (died in 1999)
1962 – Jeff Garlin, American comedic actor
1967 – Ron Livingston, American actor
1969 – Brian McKnight, American singer-songwriter
1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American actor, (aka rapper Marky Mark)
1977 – Liza Weil, American actress
1979 – Pete Wentz, American singer-songwriter and bass player

June 5 History

1837 – Houston was incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (or Life Among the Lowly) began a ten-month run in the National Era, an abolitionist newspaper.

1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express left Paris.

1916 – Louis Brandeis was sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the first American Jew to hold the position.

1933 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the United States off of the “Gold Standard”, a result of the Great Depression. President Nixon, in 1971, completed the transition when he announced that the United States would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, $35 an ounce at that time.

1954 #1 Hit June 5, 1954 – August 6, 1954: Kitty Kallen – Little Things Mean A Lot

1956 – Elvis Presley introduced his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show

1961 #1 Hit June 5, 1961 – June 18, 1961: Roy Orbison – Running Scared

1966 – The Beatles had a taped appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, debuting music videos for Rain and Paperback Writer.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian.

1977 – The Apple II went in sale.

June 5, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter

1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five people in Los Angeles, California, had a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

June 5, 1985 (fiction) Ferris Bueller took a day off from school, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Film

1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests ended violently in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead. Many western journalists had errantly speculated that the army would not fight against the people.

1995Singled Out with host Chris Hardwick premiered on MTV

2011Teen Wolf premiered on MTV

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Whoever thought of the word “fireplace” didn’t even try.

“What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful.” #songlyrics

Ants have successfully colonized all continents except, ironically, Antarctica.

Alaska is home to over 3 million lakes.

Captain Obvious is called Captain Obvious because he points out the obvious.

“Whassup?” – Budweiser ad

Imagine being the guy that had to clean up after the first-ever use of confetti. “WTH happened here?”

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski

Apples are to Doctors as Garlic is to Vampires.

“We’re all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles—we don’t live.” – The Scientist in Bad Boy Bubby  #moviequotes

I can’t decide if it’s cooler to light a stick of dynamite with a cigar or to light a cigar off of a lit dynamite fuse.

“Yada yada yada” – (Seinfeld)

Showgirls still holds the record for most Razzie nominations with 13.

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