On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago WS
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title