On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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 and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado