What Happened on July 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)

InventionHistoric Invention

Dr William Shockley invents the junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley

Famous Birthdays

  • Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)