One of the first personal computers, the Apple II, goes on sale on June 5, 1977.
In a joint resolution, the U.S. Congress overturns the United States’ use of the gold standard on June 5, 1933.
On June 5, 1956, Elvis Presley debuts “Hound Dog” on NBC’s “Milton Berle Show” in a show-stopping performance.
The 21-year-old set aside his acoustic guitar and for the first time on TV showed off the gyrating pelvis moves that would 1) startle and outrage parents and other responsible adults coast to coast and 2) make him the hottest-ever star among teens.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 5, 1981, issues a report on five gay men in Los Angeles with a rare pneumonia – later identified as the AIDS virus.
Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart is awoken and kidnapped at knife-point from her family’s Salt Lake City home on June 5, 2002. She’s found alive nine months later 18 miles away, having been held by the family’s onetime handyman Brian David Mitchell and his accomplice Wanda Barzee.
Both are eventually convicted.