What Happened on July 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Sport awardTennis Open

82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Z├╝lle, Swiss cyclist
  • John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
  • Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • Molly Brock, rower (Olympics-96), born in Berkeley, California
  • Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki