What Happened on July 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
  • John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
  • Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)

Person of interestSusan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki