What Happened on July 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Cape Verde Islands gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Famous Birthdays

  • Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)

Famous Deaths

  • Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82