What Happened on July 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Golf, St Andrews: Bobby Locke of South Africa wins his 4th Open by 3 from Australian Peter Thomson
  • England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian Ashley Cooper 6-2, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor