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  • What happened on July 5
  • July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on July 5
  • 328 – The official opening of Constantine’s Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen,Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius
  • 1316 – The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada
  • 1594 – Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandyduring the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
  • 1610 – John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1687 – Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • 1770 – The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1775 – The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1803 – The Convention of Artlenburg is signed, leading to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1807 – In Buenos Aires the local militias repel the British soldiers within the Second English Invasion.
  • 1809 – The largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Wagram is fought between the French and Austrian Empires.
  • 1811 – Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
  • 1833 – Lê Văn Khôi along with 27 soldiers stage a mutiny taking over the Phiên An citadel, developing into the Lê Văn Khôi revolt against Emperor Minh Mạng.
  • 1833 – Admiral Charles Napier vanquishes the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1841 – Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough
  • 1878 – The coat of arms of the Baku Governorate is established.
  • 1884 – Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1915 – The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
  • 1934 – “Bloody Thursday”: Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • 1940 – World War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
  • 1941 – World War II: Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach the Dnieper river.
  • 1943 – World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
  • 1943 – World War II: German forces begin a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Citadel.
  • 1945 – World War II: The liberation of the Philippines is declared.
  • 1946 – The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.
  • 1948 – National Health Service Acts create the national public health system in the United Kingdom.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.
  • 1950 – Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
  • 1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1954 – Elvis Presley records his first single, “That’s All Right,” at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1962 – Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1971 – Right to vote: The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified byPresident Richard Nixon.
  • 1973 – A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills eleven firefighters.
  • 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
  • 1975 – Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
  • 1977 – Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 1980 – Swedish tennis player Björn Borg wins his fifth Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976–1980).
  • 1987 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
  • 1989 – Iran–Contra affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
  • 1995 – The Republic of Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • 1997 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP A. Thangathurai is shot dead at Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee.
  • 1999 – U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • 2004 – The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
  • 2006 – North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
  • 2009 – A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2009 – The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, nearLichfield, Staffordshire.
  • 2012 – The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).

 

 

 

  • Births on July 5
  • 465 – Ahkal Mo’ Naab’ I, Mayan ruler (d. 524)
  • 980 – Mokjong of Goryeo (d. 1009)
  • 1029 – Al-Mustansir Billah, Egyptian Caliph (d. 1094)
  • 1321 – Joan of the Tower, Scottish wife of David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
  • 1466 – Giovanni Sforza, Italian lord (d. 1510)
  • 1547 – Garzia de’ Medici, Tuscan son of Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1562)
  • 1549 – Francesco Maria del Monte, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1627)
  • 1554 – Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (d. 1592)
  • 1580 – Carlo Contarini, Doge of Venice (d. 1656)
  • 1586 – Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1647)
  • 1593 – Achille d’Étampes de Valençay, French military leader (d. 1646)
  • 1653 – Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician (d. 1726)
  • 1670 – Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (d. 1748)
  • 1675 – Mary Walcott, American witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)
  • 1709 – Étienne de Silhouette, French translator and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1767)
  • 1717 – Peter III of Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718 – Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 1745 – Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician and poet (d. 1824)
  • 1755 – Sarah Siddons, English actress (d. 1831)
  • 1780 – François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
  • 1793 – Pavel Pestel, Russian soldier (d. 1826)
  • 1794 – Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)
  • 1801 – David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)
  • 1802 – Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)
  • 1803 – George Borrow, British writer (d. 1881)
  • 1805 – Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte, English-American son of Jérôme Bonaparte (d. 1870)
  • 1805 – Robert FitzRoy, English captain, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (d. 1865)
  • 1810 – P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)
  • 1820 – William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1872)
  • 1829 – Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican politician and diplomat, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico (d. 1910)
  • 1832 – Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1919)
  • 1841 – William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1904)
  • 1849 – William Thomas Stead, English journalist (d. 1912)
  • 1853 – Cecil Rhodes, English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (d. 1902)
  • 1857 – Clara Zetkin, German theorist and activist (d. 1933)
  • 1857 – Julien Tiersot, French musicologist and composer (d. 1936)
  • 1860 – Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (d. 1919)
  • 1860 – Mathieu Jaboulay, French surgeon (d. 1913)
  • 1862 – George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937)
  • 1862 – Horatio Caro, English chess master (d. 1920)
  • 1864 – Stephan Krehl, German composer (d. 1924)
  • 1867 – A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962)
  • 1872 – Édouard Herriot, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1957)
  • 1874 – Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (d. 1967)
  • 1879 – Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (d. 1945)
  • 1879 – Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player and educator (d. 1959)
  • 1880 – Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1940)
  • 1880 – Constantin Tănase, Romanian actor and playwright (d. 1945)
  • 1882 – Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (d. 1927)
  • 1883 – Gustave Lanctot, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1884 – Enrico Dante, Italian cardinal (d. 1967)
  • 1885 – Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (d. 1936)
  • 1885 – André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (d. 1962)
  • 1886 – Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948–1958) (d. 1988)
  • 1886 – Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1888 – Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)
  • 1888 – Louise Freeland Jenkins, American astronomer and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1889 – Jean Cocteau, French novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1890 – Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian and journalist (d. 1954)
  • 1891 – John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1891 – Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1955)
  • 1893 – Anthony Berkeley Cox, English writer (d. 1971)
  • 1893 – Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976)
  • 1894 – Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (d. 1973)
  • 1898 – Georgios Grivas, Greek general (d. 1974)
  • 1899 – Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter, and author (d. 1974)
  • 1900 – Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist, founded the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – Julio Libonatti, Italian Argentine footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American colonel and politician, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1985)
  • 1904 – Harold Acton, English scholar and author (d. 1994)
  • 1904 – Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (d. 2005)
  • 1904 – Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1910 – Georges Vedel, French lawyer and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1911 – Endel Aruja, Estonian-Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2008)
  • 1911 – Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1911 – Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980)
  • 1911 – Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (d. 1974)
  • 1913 – George Costakis, Russian art collector (d. 1990)
  • 1913 – Smiley Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1914 – Annie Fischer, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1915 – Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978)
  • 1915 – John Woodruff, American runner and commander (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – K. Karunakaran, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian general and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – George Rochberg, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Viktor Kulikov, Russian marshal (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Nanos Valaoritis, Greek author, poet, and playwright
  • 1924 – János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Fernando de Szyszlo, Peruvian painter and sculptor
  • 1925 – Jean Raspail, French author and explorer
  • 1926 – Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1928 – Pierre Mauroy, French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1929 – Katherine Helmond, American actress and director
  • 1929 – Jovan Rašković, Serbian psychiatrist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1929 – Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic artist (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Chikao Ohtsuka, Japanese voice actor (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2000)
  • 1932 – Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Shirley Knight, American actress
  • 1936 – James Mirrlees, Scottish economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938 – Ronnie Self, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1940 – Bud Andrews, American radio host and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1941 – Epeli Nailatikau, Fijian chief, President of Fiji
  • 1942 – Matthias Bamert, Swiss composer and conductor
  • 1942 – Hannes Löhr, German footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
  • 1943 – Curt Blefary, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1943 – Mark Cox, English tennis player, coach and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1944 – Leni Björklund, Swedish politician, 28th Swedish Minister of Defence for Sweden
  • 1945 – Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Mexico
  • 1946 – Pierre-Marc Johnson, Canadian lawyer, physician, and politician, 24th Premier of Quebec
  • 1946 – Paul Smith, English fashion designer
  • 1946 – Gerard ‘t Hooft, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1946 – Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Todd Akin, American politician
  • 1949 – Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1950 – Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1950 – Michael Monarch, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1950 – Carlos Caszely, Chilean footballer
  • 1951 – Goose Gossage, American baseball player
  • 1951 – Roger Wicker, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
  • 1953 – Caryn Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist.
  • 1954 – Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1954 – John Wright, New Zealand cricketer and coach
  • 1955 – Tony Hadley, English footballer
  • 1955 – Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player and coach
  • 1956 – Horacio Cartes, Paraguayan businessman and politician, President of Paraguay
  • 1956 – James Lofton, American football player and coach
  • 1957 – Carlo Thränhardt, German high jumper
  • 1957 – Doug Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1958 – Bill Watterson, American author and illustrator
  • 1958 – Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (d. 1996)
  • 1959 – Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1960 – Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor and director
  • 1962 – Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Indonesian terrorist (d. 2008)
  • 1962 – Sarina Hülsenbeck, German swimmer
  • 1963 – Edie Falco, American actress
  • 1964 – Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1965 – Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • 1965 – Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli-American pianist and educator
  • 1966 – Susannah Doyle, English actress, director, and playwright
  • 1966 – Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1968 – Ken Akamatsu, Japanese illustrator
  • 1968 – Kenji Ito, Japanese pianist and composer
  • 1968 – Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1968 – Hedi Slimane, French fashion designer and photographer
  • 1968 – Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • 1968 – Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
  • 1969 – RZA, American rapper, producer, actor, and director (Wu-Tang Clan and Gravediggaz)
  • 1969 – Jenji Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1969 – Armin Kõomägi, Estonian author and screenwriter
  • 1969 – John LeClair, American ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)
  • 1970 – Valentí Massana, Spanish race walker
  • 1971 – Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Matthew Birir, Kenyan runner
  • 1972 – Robert Esmie, Canadian sprinter
  • 1972 – Gary Shteyngart, American writer
  • 1973 – Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer
  • 1973 – Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1974 – Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 – Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer and coach
  • 1975 – Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
  • 1976 – Bizarre, American rapper
  • 1976 – Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976 – Çiğdem Can Rasna, Turkish volleyball player
  • 1977 – Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player
  • 1977 – Steven Sharp Nelson, American cellist
  • 1978 – Britta Oppelt, German rower
  • 1978 – Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (d. 2013)
  • 1978 – İsmail YK, German-Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Shane Filan, Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Amélie Mauresmo, French-Swiss tennis player
  • 1979 – Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
  • 1980 – David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
  • 1980 – Mads Tolling, Danish-American violinist and composer
  • 1980 – Jason Wade, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1982 – Paíto, Mozambican footballer
  • 1982 – Fabrício de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Alexander Dimitrenko, Ukrainian-German boxer
  • 1982 – Julien Féret, French footballer
  • 1982 – Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • 1982 – Kate Gynther, Australian water polo player
  • 1982 – Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1982 – Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Szabolcs Perenyi, Romanian-Hungarian footballer
  • 1982 – Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1983 – Marco Estrada, Mexican baseball player
  • 1983 – Jonás Gutiérrez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • 1983 – Taavi Peetre, Estonian shot putter (d. 2010)
  • 1984 – Zack Miller, American golfer
  • 1984 – Danay Garcia, Cuban actress
  • 1985 – Nick O’Malley, English bass player
  • 1985 – Alexandre R. Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player
  • 1986 – Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1986 – Alexander Radulov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor
  • 1987 – Andrija Kaluđerović, Serbian footballer
  • 1988 – Adriano Buzaid, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1988 – Vincent Chepkok, Kenyan runner
  • 1988 – Martin Liivamägi, Estonian swimmer
  • 1988 – Samir Ujkani, Albanian footballer
  • 1989 – Georgios Efrem, Cypriot footballer
  • 1989 – Alona Fomina, Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1989 – Dwight King, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Joseph King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – Sjinkie Knegt, Dutch speed skater
  • 1989 – Dejan Lovren, Croatian footballer
  • 1989 – Sean O’Pry, American model
  • 1989 – Charlie Austin, English footballer
  • 1990 – Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopian-Swedish runner
  • 1992 – Alberto Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • 1992 – Chiara Scholl, American tennis player
  • 1993 – Yaroslav Kosov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1993 – Mehdi Tarfi, Belgian footballer
  • 1995 – Hyuk, South Korean singer and actor (VIXX)
  • 1995 – Baily Cargill, English footballer
  • 1995 – Jouki Tikkanen, Finnish gymnast

 

 

 

  • Deaths on July 5
  • 967 – Emperor Murakami of Japan (b. 926)
  • 1080 – Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1006)
  • 1091 – Abbot William of Hirsau
  • 1316 – Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  • 1375 – Charles III, Count of Alençon (b. 1337)
  • 1413 – Musa Çelebi, Ottoman prince and co-ruler of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1507 – Crinitus, Italian scholar and academic (b. 1475)
  • 1539 – Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)
  • 1666 – Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  • 1676 – Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1613)
  • 1715 – Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (b. 1659)
  • 1719 – Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (b. 1641)
  • 1773 – Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1819 – William Cornwallis, English admiral and politician (b.1744)
  • 1826 – Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (b. 1782)
  • 1833 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, created the first known photograph (b. 1765)
  • 1859 – Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer (b. 1777)
  • 1862 – Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1800)
  • 1863 – Lewis Armistead, American general (b. 1817)
  • 1884 – Victor Massé, French composer (b. 1822)
  • 1908 – Jonas Lie, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1833)
  • 1920 – Max Klinger, German painter and sculptor (b. 1857)
  • 1927 – Albrecht Kossel, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
  • 1929 – Henry Johnson, American sergeant (b. 1897)
  • 1932 – Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (b. 1880)
  • 1935 – Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (b. 1870)
  • 1937 – Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)
  • 1943 – Kazimierz Junosza-Stępowski, Polish actor (b. 1880)
  • 1943 – Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (b. 1873)
  • 1945 – John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1948 – Georges Bernanos, French soldier and author (b. 1888)
  • 1948 – Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1948 – Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (b. 1871)
  • 1957 – Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)
  • 1965 – Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, polo player, and diplomat (b. 1909)
  • 1966 – George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1969 – Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (b. 1884)
  • 1969 – Walter Gropius, German architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition (b. 1883)
  • 1969 – Tom Mboya, Kenyan politician, 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice (b. 1930)
  • 1969 – Leo McCarey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1975 – Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1892)
  • 1983 – Harry James, American trumpet player and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1984 – Chic Murray, Canadian politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – Howard Nemerov, American poet and essayist (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – A. Thangathurai, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 1998 – Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
  • 2002 – Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2005 – James Stockdale, American admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoe racer (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Amzie Strickland, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – George Melly, English singer-songwriter and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Hasan Doğan, Turkish businessman (b. 1956)
  • 2010 – Bob Probert, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host (b. 1965)
  • 2011 – Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Rob Goris, Belgian cyclist (b. 1982)
  • 2012 – Gerrit Komrij, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, English businessman and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Ruud van Hemert, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Bud Asher, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David Cargo, American politician, 22nd Governor of New Mexico (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Lambert Jackson Woodburne, South African admiral (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Brett Wiesner, American soccer player (b. 1983)
  • 2015 – Archduchess Dorothea of Austria (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Uffe Haagerup, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1949)
  • 2015 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on July 5
  • Bloody Thursday (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anthony Maria Zaccaria, priest (d. 1539)
    • Cyril and Methodius (a public holiday in Slovakia)
    • Zoe of Rome (Roman Catholic Church)
    • July 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Armenia)
  • Independence Day (Algeria), celebrating the independence of Algeria from France in 1962.
  • Independence Day (Cape Verde), celebrating the independence of Cape Verde from Portugal in 1975.
  • Independence Day (Venezuela), celebrating the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811; also National Armed Forces Day.
  • Tynwald Day, if July 5 is on a weekend, the holiday is the following Monday. (Isle of Man)

 

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