What Happened on July 5, 1957

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia

  • England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge

1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hanson, British Labour politician, born in Liverpool
  • David Pinkney, British Touring car racer, born in Bridlington, England
  • Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1957

Famous Divorces

Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner

American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (41) and movie star Ava Gardner (32) divorce after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor

About July 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Gamblin' Man/Putting On The Style - Lonnie Donegan