What Happened on July 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday

Article: Swimwear Reduced to Bare Essentials

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Open 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
Sam Snead
  • Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at 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
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-American matchup Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
  • Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician