What Happened on July 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • British Open 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.