On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 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 countryman 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, Japanese tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles winner), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Chris Gratton, Canadian NHL center (Canada World C'ships gold 1997; Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr), born in Faroe Islands
  • Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
  • Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82