On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday

Article: Swimwear Reduced to Bare Essentials

Historical Events


Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: In first post-WWII Championship, Sam Snead wins his only Open title, 4 strokes clear of runners-up Johnny Bulla & Bobby Locke

Golfer Sam Snead
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Sam Snead
  • Louis Reard's design for a bikini swimsuit debuts at the Paris fashion show
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Yvon Petra beats Australian Geoff Brown 6-2, 6-4, 7-9, 5-7, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon title

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1999-for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions), born in July 5, 1946 (age 72) Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Paul Smith, British fashion designer (Paul Smith), born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québéc lawyer, physician and politician (24th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec