On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Chuck Close, American painter and photographer, born in Monroe, Washington
  • Karen Shepherd, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico