What Happened on July 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2)
  • First ascent of Gasherbrum I (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on earth
  • J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Patsy Pease, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor