What Happened on July 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Chuck McKinley wins his only Grand Slam singles title beating Fred Stolle of Australia 9-7, 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins her first of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Billie Jean Moffitt 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Falco, American actress
  • Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76