What Happened on July 5, 1958

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with Welshman Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
  • First ascent of Gasherbrum I (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on earth
  • J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer of England 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title


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Famous Birthdays

  • Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.
1958 Highlights

About July 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers