What Happened on July 5, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British Isles beats Belgium 5-0 at Wimbledon to win the International Lawn Tennis Challenge (later Davis Cup)
  • NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)