Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun5,1925 Bill Hayes#BTD Jun5,1925 #BillHayes (William Foster Hayes III) actor of stage/TV, singer 1955 US #1 "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" and as an actor 1970 started the character Doug Williams on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" still occasionally appearing along with his wife Susan Seaforth Hayes
BTD Jun5,1928 Robert Lansing#BTD Jun5,1928 #RobertLansing (Robert Howell Brown) RIP stage, film, TV actor many roles such as Gary Seven on the TV series "Star Trek", 1964 Brig. Gen. Frank Savage in "12 O'Clock High"
BTD Jun5,1941 Floyd Butler#BTD Jun5,1941 #FloydButler RIP vocalist, co-founder of The Friends Of Distinction. The #FriendsOfDistinction 1969 US #3 & R&B #5 "Grazing In The Grass", + 2 US and 4 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Jun5,1943 Michael Davis#BTD Jun5,1943 #MichaelDavis RIP bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer, member of the #MC5 (Motor City 5) 1969 album "Kick Out The Jams"
BTD Jun5,1947 Freddie Stone#BTD Jun5,1947 #FreddieStone (Frederick Stewart) co-founder, guitarist, vocals Sly and The Family Stone 3 US & UK #1s 1968 "Everyday People", "Thank You", 1971 "Family Affair", +7 US, 12 R&B and 6 UK Top40 singles. 1993 inducted in @rockhall of Fame with Sly and The Family Stone
BTD Jun5,1947 Tom Evans#BTD Jun5,1947 #TomEvans RIP bass guitarist, vocals The #Iveys (later renamed Badfinger) #Badfinger 1969 UK #4 & US #7 "Come And Get It", 1970 US #8 & UK #5 "No Matter What", 1971 US #4 & UK #10 "Day After Day", 1972 US #14 "Baby Blue"
BTD Jun5,1948 Frank Esler Smith#BTD Jun5,1948 #FrankEslerSmith RIP arranger, keyboardist #AirSupply 1981 US #1 "The One That You Love", 1983 US #2 "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", +9 other US Top40 singles @AirSupplyMusic
BTD Jun5,1952 Nicko McBrain#BTD Jun5,1952 #NickoMcBrain (Michael Henry McBrain) drums with #IronMaiden joined in 1982. Iron Maiden UK #1 "Bring Your Daughter ... to the Slaughter", +30 UK Top40 singles and 5 UK #1 albums @IronMaidenv1990 #HBday @nickosdrumone
BTD Jun5,1956 Kenny G#BTD Jun5,1956 #KennyG (Kenneth Bruce Gorelick) sax two US #2 LPs 1992 "Breathless" & 1994 "The Moment" over 75M records sold #HBday @kennyg
BTD Jun5,1971 Mark Wahlberg#BTD Jun5,1971 #MarkWahlberg actor, rapper #MarkyMark and the Funky Bunch & many films such as 1997 Boogie Nights, 2001 Planet of the Apes, 2006 Invincible, 2007 Shooter, 2012 Ted and TV 2014–2019 Wahlburgers #HBday @mark_wahlberg
OTD Jun5,1943 Harry James#OTD Jun5,1943 #HarryJames & His Orchestra are back at #1 for another week on the US Top40 Singles chart with "I've Heard That Song Before" vocal chorus by Helen Forrest
OTD Jun5,1950 Guy Lombardo#OTD Jun5,1950 #GuyLombardo And His Royal Canadians have the #1 Dance band hit with "The Third Man Theme" an instrumental written by Anton Karas for the soundtrack to the 1949 film "The Third Man"
OTD Jun5,1954 Kitty Kallen#OTD Jun5,1954 #KittyKallen with orchestra conducted by Jack Pleis starts a 9wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Little Things Mean A Lot" written by Carl Stutz with lyrics by Edith Lindeman. The Kallen song will also be the #1 song of 1954
OTD Jun5,1954Jackie Robinson, Nat King Cole#OTD Jun5,1954 Brooklyn Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Chicago. Prior to the game #JackieRobinson has a discussion with #NatKingCole. Dodgers defeat the Chicago @Cubs 8-5 in the 1st game & 8-3 in the 2nd, Jackie Robinson bats 4-7 in the twin bill with 2 RBI's
OTD Jun5,1956 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun5,1956 #ElvisPresley appears on the Milton Berle show & performs the song "Hound Dog" Presley's gyrations create a storm of controversy
OTD Jun5,1956 Gene Vincent#OTD Jun5,1956 #GeneVincent releases the single "Be-Bop-A-Lula" Vincent will peak at #7 in the US and #16 in the UK and will eventually sell over a million copies
OTD Jun5,1957 Pat Boone#OTD Jun5,1957 #PatBoone starts a 5wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the "Love Letters In The Sand" written by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Nick Kenny and Charles Kenny in 1931 @Pat_Boone
OTD Jun5,1959 Bob Zimmerman, Bob Dylan#OTD Jun5,1959 #BobZimmerman (later known as #BobDylan) graduates from Hibbing HS Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota he performs in a campus coffee house under the name Bob Dylan @bobdylan
OTD Jun5,1960Everly Brothers#OTD Jun5,1960 The #EverlyBrothers are still start a 5wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Cathy's Clown" for the 2nd week of a 5wk run at #1 and still simultaneously at #1 in the US & the UK since May5
OTD Jun5,1961Beatles#OTD Jun5,1961 The #Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany
OTD Jun5,1964 Davie Jones, David Bowie#OTD Jun5,1964 #DavieJones with the King Bees releases the single "Liza Jane" written and produced by Leslie Conn. The 1st single release by Davie Jones later known as #DavidBowie. The single sold poorly
OTD Jun5,1964 Beatles#OTD Jun5,1964 During The #Beatles arrival in Amsterdam, fans throw themselves into a channel trying to get near them
OTD Jun5,1964Beatles#OTD Jun5,1964 The #Beatles are on Dutch TV. They answer questions from the audience, aided by translator Berend Boudewijn. Ringo Starr is still hospitalized with tonsillitis, so Jimmy Nicol is sitting in
OTD Jun5,1964Rolling Stones#OTD Jun5,1964 The #RollingStones have their 1st live date in the US when they appear at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA @RollingStones
OTD Jun5,1965Beach Boys#OTD Jun5,1965 The #BeachBoys are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Help Me, Rhonda" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 @TheBeachBoys
OTD Jun5,1966Beatles#OTD Jun5,1966 The Ed Sullivan Show broadcasts color promo films for The #Beatles latest single "Paperback Writer" written primarily by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney and B-side "Rain" written by John Lennon; credited to Lennon–McCartney
OTD Jun5,1967Monkees#OTD Jun5,1967 The #Monkees Beat Me Up claims security guard Lewie Lee in NY; Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith are named as defendants @TheMickyDolenz1
OTD Jun5,1971 Grand Funk#OTD Jun5,1971 #GrandFunk Railroad sold out July show at New York's Shea Stadium in 72hrs smashing record by The Beatles
OTD Jun5,1971 Ringo Starr#OTD Jun5,1971 #RingoStarr peaks at #4 for 2wks on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "It Don't Come Easy" written by Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) and produced by George Harrison @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun5,1971Rolling Stones#OTD Jun5,1971 The #RollingStones are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Brown Sugar" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 @RollingStones
OTD Jun5,1976 Diana Ross#OTD Jun5,1976 #DianaRoss is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Love Hangover" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 @DianaRoss
OTD Jun5,1977Sex Pistols#OTD Jun5,1977 The #SexPistols peak at #2 on the UK singles charts with "God Save The Queen" written by Glen Matlock, John Lydon, Paul Cook and Steve Jones. The song was banned by TV & radio stations, the Sex Pistols will sell 200k records
OTD Jun5,1982 Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney#OTD Jun5,1982 #StevieWonder & #PaulMcCartney are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Ebony And Ivory" for the 4th week of a 7wk run at #1 @PaulMcCartney @StevieWonder
OTD Jun5,2002 Dee Dee Ramone#OTD Jun5,2002 #DeeDeeRamone (Douglas Glenn Colvin) RIP dies at the age of 51, bass guitarist with the #Ramones. Main songwriter for the Ramones songs such as "Rockaway Beach" & "Poison Heart" @RamonesOfficial
OTD Jun5,2016Rock am Ring#OTD Jun5,2016 More than 71 fans are hurt during a lightning storm at German rock fest"Rock am Ring" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers & Black Sabbath @BlackSabbath