What Happened on July 5, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 42nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Helmond, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)