What Happened on July 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
  • Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Oly-gold-98)
  • René Spies, German bobsledder
  • Róisín Murphy, Irish musician