What Happened on July 5, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • US forces enter combat in the Korean War for the first time, in the Battle of Osan

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Divorces

  • Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Private Kenneth Shadrick becomes the first identified American soldier killed in the Korean War
  • Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police